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I have to be honest, i love the look of the bottle. It stands out from the norm and the smoky glass shades the contents perfectly. The colour is a wonderful moody rich caramel. Upon first pour this seems more Speyside than Islay. It smells salty and sweet backed by fruit. I had expected smoke but its not there.
On the palate it's sweet with sherry and raisins. The finish leaves a tingle on the tongue, sherry and sea spray and finally I get the peat.
It is the first Islay that I have tried that hasn't been powerfully smokey or heavily. This is a good solid entry level with appeal. It's not overly complex but it ticks enough boxes and is a grower.