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Nose: Smoke, ash and salt. Work at it and some light fruits come through (pear/grape) along with hints of cut grass and vanilla. Something else is there... sticky dates maybe.
Palate: Bonfire night. Very smoky with ash and iodine. A touch of aniseed and those lighter fruits are still there with lemon and vanilla.
Finish: Very long. The powerful smoke gives way to pepper for a pleasantly spicy feel. The aniseed is still detectable along with a touch of giner.
Balance: Pretty good. Consistent with the smoke and a great finish. This is a "mouthful" whisky.
If you're not a fan of smoky whisky then this is one to avoid, otherwise definitely worth a try.