Somewhat like the Old Pulteney Huddart, this is a Highland malt with an Islay twist. Rather than finishing in ex-peated whisky casks, the malt for this expression is peated to a 40 ppm phenol level (this is not over-the-top by Islay standards, but pretty significant for a Highland). This non-chill filtered, non-coloured malt marks the 125th anniversary of the Knockdu Distillery. Fragrances of sweet wood smoke and obvious (but not overpowering) peat, mesh seamlessly with coffee, mild iodine and buckwheat honey. The flavours are big, bold, powerful and peppery, with a dash of toasted almond and dried apricot.