Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 56%
Score: 87 points

This is a duty-free expression, and the nose has notes of malt, wood smoke, sea breeze and brine. The taste is dry and astringent with a fiery pepperiness that fades to reveal subtle notes of figs and toffee. Water mutes the fire and opens up the fruit and toffee notes. The finish is a nice mix of smokiness and caramel candy.