N: Peaty, light smoke. P: Very hot, raw peat, not much complexity. F: Fiery and young. A decent peaty whisky in a sea of decent peaty whiskies. Nothing makes this one stand out. [Tasted blind. I was pretty surprised to see what this was, my guess was a 7 year Laphroaig or the like]
Holy smoke! Pun intended. Distinctly Lagavulin-like, this has the whole ocean-medicinal-phenolic thing going on overdrive. That seems to reduce the dimensionality of this, rendering it certainly tasty but not quite the full experience one might expect. Water brings out greater antiseptic qualities in the nose, and in my opinion rounds off some questionable edges while opening up the palate.