The initial nose was clear, direct and uncomplicated. We noted gravel, lime, mint and petrichor. And beyond that a wonderfully refreshing mineral quality that included bath salts, mineral oils, chalk and sea air. With water the nose became more fragrant with coastal herbs, mineral salts, dried seaweed and damp bonfire smoke. The neat palate was full of juicy Orcadian peat, grilled shellfish slathered with smoked olive oil and cough sweets. Water made it brinier and more medicinal with tarragon, seawater and burnt butter. At 9 years of age, we combined selected casks from the same distillery. We then returned the single malt into a variety of different casks to develop further. This is one of those casks.