Okay, so I know around here overpeated, extra-smoky whiskies are more than appreciated, and I'm not going to say I dislike them or anything like that, but in my book (and only mine) drams shouldn't lean excessively towards any given direction, be it peat or sweet or mellow or booze or whatever. But that's my book, and this review comes from it (old review, jotted down July 2014.)
So this classic single Islay malt pours clean golden to amber. Aroma is, but of course, predominantly peaty: clean leather, smoked, cigar box, etc. Looking hard for it you might spot a lemon drop scent in the very back of it.
Not so burning strong despite my initial idea, I must say, and that's a good thing. Oily, slightly salty and umami as you sip down. Aftertaste is, nonetheless, obliterated by peat and smoke and -surprisingly, not that long-lasting. Mixed feelings.