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At 100 degrees proof (UK) you are supposed to be able to wet gunpowder with it and still light it, as a test for undiluted spirit. In my opinion, some of this gunpowder was left with the whisky. I like the nose, with more smoke than the usual Bowmore and some other things going on, but on the pallate I sensed a burned rubber undertone, that took away all the promise in the packaging. This is potent stuff, and while I could drink it, and the burned rubber faded somewhat after the bottle was open for a while, it never really gained my enthusiasm, and I was happy the last of it was gone. I am not sure why I have detected this bad note - many of my friends who tried it didn't, but all said it was strong stuff, and not for beginners... Because I couldn't find anyone to share this impression (which I never had with any other whisky, some tasted the same night) I will not tell you not to buy it - just be aware that it is potent and powerful, and not your standard relaxation dram...