Hugely peaty, peppery, smoke. Finishes hot. [Retasted blind several years later, still B+.] N: Peat and light smoke. Iodine, peat, and the sea. P: Some floral notes simmering underneath and some quality peat, but a bit too much heat and alcohol. Light and evaporative. F: Lingering.
Musty nose. Smoky peppery palate with some sweetness. Hot finish, water helps. One dimensional but worth trying. During the blind tasting I said, "I'm going on record that this is a young Ardbeg," and now I would like to be called Mr. Awesome because, of course, I am.