Nose : A melange of barley and tart citrus with hints of greengage, bog myrtle, and camphor. Some dusty / earthy spice and peat emerge with a hint of grain spirit.
Palate : Full, barley with coffeed wood tannins, and earth. A waft of smoke comes through with hints of tar, iodine and coastal peat. The peat becomes more dominant on the middle.
Finish : Long with the citrus, salt and grain spirit giving it a mouth tingling finish. Lovely, sooty, tarry after-taste.
Comment : That’s how to make a great blend! The Islay component dominates, but you can’t argue with quality.