Nose: Dry smoke. Cigars and canvas. Rockpools / wet stone and rain-moistened tweed. Water makes it more like oilskins (maybe put on over the tweed?) and turned earth. Young but enigmatic.
Palate: Smoke, then an unctuous thick feel. Clings to the tongue. Deep syrupy fruit, semi-dried peach. Brooding and powerful. Complex
Finish: Black treacle.
A NAS Longrow to accompany the 18 year-old that most of us will never get a bottle of. Subtle it aint, but fans of peaty, citrussy young drams will not be disappointed. Picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010, and another gong at the Malt Maniacs awards in the same year.