Nose is gentle but definite with wood smoke, tar, and BBQ smells. Some cedar too. Palate is quite smokey and sweet, with some chocolate notes. Salt enters after a moment. The whisky gets dryer in the lengthy finish... and salty! There's also some harsher aspects that show here, and they detract a bit. But for this price, this as a great buy for a peated, tasty single malt.
N: All Islay, with lemon zest, brine, fishy smells, and signals of sweetness on the palate. P: Big, raw, and peaty, ahhh Bowmore, such a lovely thing. F: Sugars follow, lemon drops, fades quicker than expected. If you like Bowmore you will like this, not a superstar, but a good deal.