N: Peat, campfire. P: Burnt bacon, initially overpowering but some complexity emerges. F: Some sweetness saves it from disaster. Seems like there are a lot of Caol Ila's out there like this, just too much smoke and not enough else.
Nose of wood smoke and bacon. My initial reaction when it hits my mouth is "No." It's such a pure smoke flavor that it's initially very disagreeable... yet after a few sips, I'm liking it... the highlights are mouth-filling flavors of smoke, with hints of fudge/toffee. But the lowlights are like chewing fresh charcoal, which keeps the rating way down.