Nose is medicinal and smokey. The palate is like the nose, though more medicine/iodine/bandages than smoke. That's a bit nontraditional for a Caol Ila in my experience, typically a campfire-type smoke is what dominates, and the smoke behind the antiseptic stuff here is more of a restrained, less spicy type. Water accentuates a pleasant sweetness and tames the flames.
N: Smokey peat reek, as expected. A little charcoal, baby powder, and grass (the legal kind). P: Same theme on the palate, nothing stellar to report here for an Islay, but favors well against all single malts. [Some might say such a comparison is silly, unfair, or biased, but I don't care. I can say whatever I want. Tacopants. See, that isn't even a real word. Who's gonna stop me?] Pleasantly sweet and full flavored. F: Gets slightly sooty in the finish, a minor detraction (to me). Very very long. Overall a solid bottling.