The Lochindaal has powerful smoke that unfolds over a base of sweet, bright fruit. Then there's a grassy, hay-like note, perhaps with the funk of Bruichladdich in the background. Some lemon cream with a hint of vanilla, pineapple aroma with smoke.
Even with water the alcohol is very strong and burning, definitely needs a few more drops. The smoke is strong. In the taste, the Bruichladdich Funk comes across very clearly with the association of cowsheds - or perhaps better: the maritime character of Loch Indaal. The alcohol remains a tad too strong, followed by caramelized malt sugar and a touch of Ovaltine.
The whisky has a very special, strong maritime smokiness with a clear rind note that stays in the mouth for a long time.
This is a delicious, particularly smoky whisky that is fresh and spicy. Here the edges have not yet been sanded down. The asking price? Only acceptable for hardcore fans of the distillery who need exactly this whisky. Still, it's good, the smoke is stronger and funkier than the Port Charlotte and it's overall fresher and fruitier - and better - than the PC 10.