The eighth release sold out in a few days and the first edition now commands about a grand if you can find it, so this is a bargain. Classic PE kippers 'n' slippers character, with plenty of grunt from the high alcohol.
Colour: pale gold. Nose: this one is much more vegetal, grassy, lemony and malty, maybe not really violent but it hasn’t got the ‘polished’ side of this year’s release. Big notes of lamp oil, fresh putty, walnut skins and marzipan. Also hints of antiseptic and nail polish. I like the ‘7’ really better as far as the nose is concerned. Mouth: much better now, even if a tad less complex than the ‘7’. Quite similar in fact, maybe a tad waxier and more almondy and peppery. Also a bit drying – it seems that there’s more oak here. Gets a little too hot, let’s see what happens with water (while the nose got even grassier): it’s almost plain seawater now! Smoked seawater, amazing... Finish: long ‘of course’ but rather rough, salty and grassy. Well, this is great whisky but I liked the ‘7’ better. Much more complexity. SGP:187 – 86 points.
|Classification||Single Malt Whisky|
|# Released bottle||9000|
|ABV/ Volume||57.3%/ 70cl|