The unmistakable odor of burning peat fire and crushed seashell dominate this whisky’s effusive nose. Fresh oak flavors bring a contrasting sweetness to the rich palate which deftly oscillates between toasted vanilla bean and smoke drenched barley.(Great Value)- Old gold appearance. Smells of rubber tire, pencil eraser, seaweed, salt air, tobacco leaves, old leather books. The phenolics grow with aeration and the flavors are multilayered and like caramelized onions, treacle, mince meat. Serious Islay malt of massive scale.