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This was packaged in a neat little dark bottle, with a red, fiery looking logo showing off the complex, fun-to-say "Bunnahabhain" and a grizzled old seaman looking out over the bow of his ship, probably on a magnanimous (or drunk?) voyage off the Islay coast. That is what this whisky feels like to drink. The nose has a ton of sea salt air to it. It has some smoke, and after a few drinks, the caramel really shows up. But the sea air never leaves- it really makes one picture a bonfire by the ocean, with perhaps some caramels (how does one tie caramels in with that imagery?) It is delicious, with just the right amount of strength. Sweet and smoky. The finish is super long, and very peppery. Water drops really didn't do anything. As a fan of super-strength Islay, it didn't hit my "true-love" button, but I fell in love with it all the same.