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Admittedly, the label got ripped off of this sample, so its time for a little adventure.
It smells like a Subway. That's right. And this is a good thing. I mean the sandwich shop, if there was any confusion. There's a great variety of doughy yeast sweetness, vegetal notes floating throughout and some earthy tones as well. There's also a nice waft of vanilla and a good deal of woody cinnamon.
Its smokey and peaty. Theres slight vegetation but not to the rotting moss level. Theres some savory barbecue and a good deal of ash here as well. I like Kilchoman because their take on peat is very different than the other major players and I think this does them well.
It's long but relatively hot. I'm not sure of the proof but I wouldn't put it much over 100pf. There's more peat and vanilla, with the dough and BBQ notes taking a backseat.
Its not the best whiskey Ive ever had but its interesting and complex and really quite unique. Ive said it before, but I look forward to seeing what Kilchoman does as the years tick by.