A bottle costs approximately € 66. An honest price for a NAS of an independent bottler. Available in specialist stores. I bought my own sample at The Bonding Dram.
The identity? I'm putting my money on a 5-year old Caol Ila from a refill bourbon barrel.
The youngster does not attempt to hide it's heimat. A first nosing reveals medicinal notes and peat smoke, supported by vanilla and malt. Charcoal, wet soil, potting soil, humus. Earthy is the perfect descriptor. The second nosing transports you to a chemical facility. Paint, sulphur, and burning rubber. This MacArthur's is a quite aggressive fellow.
The palate affirms his loud-mouth braggart (Army of Darkness, anyone?) attitude. Again rubber, lighted matches and plastic. Water calms it down with notes of pepper, lemon and cut grass.
The finish is relatively long. You're chewing on some Play-Doh. Eventually it sweetens a little bit.