Peat, smoke, sugar. Well balanced. Good! Tasted blind, I thought this was perhaps Laphroiag Cask Strength. Upon reveal, I was suprised that a 30 year whiskey did not have the additional level of depth and complexity I would have expected. A good whisky, but overhyped and not worth the price. I don't think the last 15 years in the barrel improved it much.