A difficult one, for me at least. There's a sour / lactic / fishy side that I don't appreciate. That aside, I freely admit that the nose is amazingly deep and complex (sorry, Bowmore) for a ten-year-old. The idiosyncratic nose is the best part, though; the palate tends a bit too much toward the bitter and austere.
Postscript: There's definitely some smoke in here; the peatiness becomes progressively more discernible as the filling level of the bottle goes down. There's also a distinct farmy / cow dung note emanating from the empty glass, almost as if this had been a dram of Ledaig or Ballechin.
An intense, dark-roast ground coffee lingers in the background, testament to some good-quality casks. I can also, with some goodwill, detect a maritime feel, with a slight saltiness and something akin to fish oil. But it's also very yeasty and lactic, with a sour / fishy edge that I find somewhat disturbing. Smoked salmon drenched in Limoncello? Now there's also a smell of waxed jackets and engine oil - a bit like Ben Nevis in that regard. An awkward one, to be sure, but very multifaceted for its age. Comes across pretty thick and oily on the nose.
Not as thick on the palate as the nose had me assume. Starts sour-bitter, then there's a rush of spirit sweetness on the mid-palate. before it's back to bitter. Phew, not very mainstream, to say the least. There's certainly a faint peatiness. In its best moments, it reminds me of Springbank 10; in it's less favorable moments, it tends more toward Tobermory 10 or some equally lactic Juras.
Bitter grapefuits, pencil shavings, and (weirdly) some ashy, second-hand smoke.