A closed nose at first, but soon opens out revealing sweet, darker autumn fruits like fresh and ripe oranges and pineapples, also come caramel and vanilla and rich peat smoke.
Smooth going spiced fairly quickly then settling back down to dark brown sugar and winter Christmas cake fruits. Lovely citrus notes. Just a tickle of smoke from the peat, but fairly restrained. Light enough mouthfeel, something also slightly vanilla and crème brûlée.
Sweet, warming, fruity and medium in length with smoke and peppery notes in the end.
Einar was crafted as a tribute to one of the most feared and ruthless Vikings of his time. Einar was a hard and successful Viking, often venturing on treacherous long voyages. Unfortunately this doesn't come back in its whisky.