Created to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Maison du Whiskey.
Nose: full-bodied, unctuous. The initial nose reveals a delightful triptych of tar, straw and lime. Its floral character (jasmine, lilac) dominates, peat becomes more licorice, and ripe fruits (pear, apple) appear alongside lime. It gradually becomes much more maritime (smoked fish) and spicy (ginger, cloves). Bathed in saline undertow, waves of iodine, peat and smoke take off.
Palate: rich, powerful. The attack on the palate is impressively firm. With authority, an oily, herbaceous peat literally grabs the palate. The midpalate sways between agave nectar and lemon. Delicately chocolaty, with mouth-watering bitterness, it penetrates relentlessly into the soil, twisting its ginger root.
Overall: long, with some mentholated freshness, definitely facing the sea. The ocean spray gradually fills the flavor palette. Next, abundant spices (pepper, nutmeg, star anise) lift the peat and smoke on high. After slightly contracting the palate, the finish ends with notes of smoking Havana cigar. The empty glass is mildly medicinal (balsam, camphor).