Smoky charred wood and vegetation. Sherry is present with resinous wood and spicy white peppercorn. All this transfers onto palate with the lighter peat and brine notes coming through. Added depth from spearmint, menthol and tobacco really make this enjoyable. Gets into waxy licorice territory on the finish.
This has got to be one of the best recent bottlings of a bowmore I have tasted. Too bad its long gone.