The nose starts off with crunchy peanut butter, smoldering campfire and honey on a biscuit. The smoke from the campfire leaps out on the initial palate along with pistachio, almond and oloroso sherry. With time, the campfire transitions into smoldering earth and leather on the nose. Over the course of the tasting, the palate moves into dark, earthy herbs and spices. Peat iodine, anise, bing cherry and peanut butter remain on the finish.
The peated version of Westland's single malt is modestly smoky on the nose, but boldly smoky on the palate, overshadowing the pleasant notes of vanilla and caramel underneath. The peat flavor accelerates into the finish, growing peppery and relatively hot.