Nose of smoke, cherries, and rubbery notes, with a tinge of bacon. Palate: see nose. Thick and rather sherried Bowmore, fills the mouth with lots of dried fruits decently balanced against the peat. Finish leaves mainly lingering smoke. It's tasty and not without complexity, yet not unusual or particularly memorable for me. As I drink it, it keeps improving, growing to a medium-sweetness level with the rubberyness mostly fading. Good stuff that I do enjoy drinking.
The double maturing really seems to have done something completely different with this one. I don't recall anything so sherried and salty at the same time. The sherry overpowers the peat but the salt really shines through. It was much more fruity after a few drops of water (probably to dilute the salt).
The smoke is there but so far in the background that you have to look for it to notice it. Not always a bad thing..... I can't speak to the finish as the air was filled with peat and BBQ smoke and telling the difference was difficult.
Still, I take this over the 15 yr. Darkest any day.