Nose: neat: smoky, peaty, sea-side maritime notes (although nothing to do with an Islay, it's very Talisker). there's also some sweet licqour-like notes. with water: now the sweetness comes forward, also more salty. otherwise remains with the same profile.
Taste: neat: some peat, sweet but not honey sweet, very spicy , grassy, some leather and wood notes. I find it balanced, with good complexity and alcohol is under control (it's easily drinkable neat). with water: unchanged.
Finish: medium-long duration, mainly on some peat and spices (heavy tingle on the tongue!). with water: as in the mouth, water doesn't really add much, despite being relatively high alcohol.
Comments: love this whisky. it was matured (finished?) in heavily charred casks (or alligator, as it's known in the USA). Despite being a NAS whisky, it doesn't feel like young whisky. It's generally known that sometimes NAS, or no-age-statement, is used to cover very young whisky and the fact it's generaly overpriced. It has good complexity of flavours, very Talisker, good balance and alcohol is well mastered. I also feel it is good value for money (it's a 1 Litre bottle).
MY SCORE: Highly Recommended