The nose had plenty to discover - we found peat smoke, log-piles, barbequed lamb, vanilla, ripe bananas and a medicine chest (including coal-tar shampoo). It tasted sweet (vanilla custard slice) - until swallowed; then came an explosion of smoke, tar and menthol cigarettes, with charred meat and tarry ropes in the finish. The reduced nose had toasted vanilla pod, barley sugar and herbal elements, reminiscent of mint and Vic rub. On the reduced palate, we thought the oaky, vanilla sweetness stood up reasonably well to the powerful impact of the medicinal character and the smoke. From the 'little head-land' distillery, near Kildalton.