NOSE: Initially a sweet note of red apple blossom moving quickly into a rich cask char flavour. Rock salt followed by creamy seaweed and dried apricots and then a dry, lingering finish.
PALATE: Earthy peat, then a fruity salty combination and huge iodine and black pepper feeling that runs all the way through the initial phase of Cairdeas 2015. The never ending peaty tones move slightly into a liquorice toffee note and it really has amazing depth and balance between the peat, fruit, sweet and dry flavours. Berried oak finish.