Moch is Gaelic for dawn, and this release from Caol Ila is an altogether lighter prospect than the distillery’s excellent 12 year old standard expression.

Lemon sherbet and apple crumble topping with custard. Dry grass and not a hint of smoke. Sweet lemon meringue pie and soft, very soft mouthfeel. The peat hits a third of the way in but it’s restrained; soothing wood smoke rather than burning tyres, and it retains a sweetness throughout. Soft drying smoke. A tasty, easy drinking Islay that’s pulled back on peat but not on flavour.