Given it's not an encyclopedia of flavour but it performs as well as any other core range Islay single malt.
Immediately opens on iodine, medicinal peat but without the bandages. More on the earthy side than smoky. Brine with a lemony edge makes an appearance, slight barbecue element coming in but we're not talking meat....it's pork scratchings down the local pub.
Nose after the first sip gains some depth, there's caramel creeping in but it's kept at bay by an intriguing herbal aroma, a love child of lavender and rosemary.
Very briney on arrival, the waves of Islay bring with them sour lemon notes. On the spicy side, ginger and some Sichuan peppers taking control of the show.
Holding on the palate it starts to develop some sweetness, little caramel but it's struggling up against the brine and earthy notes.
Finish is earthy with plenty of iodine and brine notes. Slightly drying but rather long.