This was a mystery sample sent to me by /u/ethanized. I tasted it, took notes, and then messaged them to him for reveal. I got a little caught up in trying to guess and forgot to think of a 1-10 score, so for these I decided to simplify things into one of five categories:
Sweet vanilla, lemon bar. Rich buttery vanilla butter cream. Faint salinity, some rich smoldering peat. This is going to be good.
Medium thickness, vanilla is prominent with sweet lemon lime dessert bar notes here also. Very nice butter cream - overall its really rich and sweet. Earthy peat with some ashiness and some savory salinity.
Medium to long. Sweet pear - almost some calvados notes. Rich and sweet creaminess with vanilla and sugar. Woody ashy peat sneaks in with lots of nice minerality as well.
This dram is scotch. This dram is loaded with sweet buttercream, with lots of ashy and faintly peppery peat. This dram seems like a pretty standard Compass Box peat profile to me but it could easily be Springbank/Longrow as well. Overall, its not super vegetal which rules out ye olde Laphroaig. My notes say it is: "v good, v complex" since I guess I'm speaking like the hip kids again. I really liked this a lot.