Smells like Caol Ila, tastes like Lagavulin, young but full and creamy with 60%+. Easy to drink neat despite its strength.
That it is a Staoisha does not surprise me. These young Bunnas have already demonstrated versatility due to being in re-charred hoggies (I particularly like cask #10598 that tastes like a young Ardbeg). It had no time to warm up as I thiught it was very delicous and never wanted to add water - it was perfect for me like this and I was afraid of bitterness showing up due to the potentially re-charred wood.
I wonder if the Moine bottlings will be as good - Staoisha should be the same recipe just with a different name for 3rd party blending.
Sweet peat and smoke, dunnage, bandages, hessian. Young but potent.
Sweetness sweetness sweetness, sweet peat peat and smooooke, medicinal, bandages, lemon zest (especially when chewing the dram), campfire, liquorice. Very voluminous. A veeeery creamy mouthfeel.
The mouthfeel gets even creamier and is the start of a veeeery long good bye. Sweet peat, medicinal smoke, a campfire that is burning burning burning.... hm, a ring of fire? Wood remains on the tongue at the end of an extremely long finish, some spices and a little bitterness that make the dram extra interesting.