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Well... having found this for £37 (44€) in the UK this weekend I decided to go for it.
I'm not an advanced drammer by any stretch of the imagination, but being a great fan of HP and Lagavulin I thought I'd see what a heavier peated scotch tasted like.
Nose - love it... maritime and oily. Fish? But not quite the silky 'smoked salmon' of the Lagavulin 16...
Palate - wow... I get mostly rubber, iodine and dark unsweetened chocolate. Medium to full bodied... I cannot find any of the vanilla or zesty flavours mentioned by many.
Finish - moss, iodine & more burnt rubber. I find it hard to get past that rubber for some reason! Makes it hard to really enjoy.
For me the finish is far too much about the iodine & burnt rubber than anything else. I just don't get much flavour-complexity out of this.
Maybe it will grow on me, but I just don't like it anywhere near as much as the other peated whiskies I've tried, ie. Lag'16 and Laphr 10/15
I will add water with it next time and see what changes...