This was a very pleasant start to an evening -- the nose is like a refined Ardbeg with lots of peat, but restrained enough to allow some cereal grain aromas to come through. Smells just like the still room overlooking Jura across the seaway. The palate is full and complex with smoked bacon, apple, and still some maltiness of the grain. Rather drinkable for 62% ABV. A little water makes it more so and brings out a bit more citrus and honey. The finish is salty, crisp and refreshing. Would be a great complement to hearty sandwich or grilled meat.
After a second tasting, this really needs to be first of the night. Does not hold up after other whiskies. But it's a nice start.