Palate: This is a wierd one. It's common for me to find a great malt with a disappointing finish. Here the finish is everything. For the first second it's just plain faint charcoal. Then exhale... magic. The finish has everything a Port Ellen has (butterscotch,redhots, sweetness), on a base of fresh tar.
Nose of peat smoke and bubblegum. Palate of delicious peat smoke and bubblegum. Finish of more peat smoke and bubblegum. Yep, there ya go. But wow, I like this a lot! Massively drinkable for something so peaty. Excellent! It's just great how this maintains such superb drinkability while being massively peated.
(Note to Andy: although the finish does drop off quickly while adding nothing, that just makes this all the more drinkable for me, in the best of ways).