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This whisky takes no prisoners and is not for new comers.
This is possibly the most powerful smelling of all the quality Islay malts, so much smoke and heat and a lovely hit of salt.
Drinking this neat is a revelation the peat and salt is prevalent of course but there is a definite hint of chocolate truffles and a sweet chilli finish.
The reason I enjoy this so much is that although it has a bite and a bit of a rough edge is has the complexity you would expect from a 16 yearold, best of both worlds really.
One of the all time classics of Scottish Whisky, I don't even know why you're reading this review, get out there and taste it for yourself.