Fiery and sweet. Really burns more than it should, 43% is usually like water to me -- is that a good thing to admit? Anyway, I'll just quote Jim Murray's review from the 2008 Bible, because I think it's spot on..."What the hell was all that about?"
Nose is straw, hay, cereal. The palate is like a still room, lots of wood. Finish gets salty and woody, little lemon citrus, astringent in an appealing way. This got me into single malts many years ago. Still like it.