Nose: Very earthy, ashy, and very Kilchoman. Not overpowering peat smoke, but a nice wavy ashy smoke. Kind of pungent, like a potent potion. A bit of organic salted fish? LOL. Wood dust. Some nutty notes appear I took a wee sip. Not sure whether is it almond or Brazilian nut. More woody notes after a few more sip. And then the sweetness start to kick in. The peat smoke started to take a back seat, lingering behind the salty-sweet combo. The saltiness really resembles that of Springbank. Some fresh barley notes kind of clean the nose when the glass is almost empty. And when the glass is empty, heavily burnt matter notes. Interesting!Palate: Peppery. Smoky. Salty. The salty gives a nice touch on the smoke. Sweet candy. Tantalizing burn.Finish: Long, mouth watering. Citrus fruit. Olive oil. Smoke of course. The almond/Brazilian nut combo. Very think and smooth. High quality stuff here. Ends up pretty dry.Balance: Not overly smoky, not overly sweet. Pretty balance. Would prefer a more pronounce presence of sherry just to make this whisky a bit heavier in terms of the nose. Overall a well-made whisky.Final: Pretty much like a standard bottling of Islay whisky. Verdict: Was expecting a lot more from it, as I remember the previous one I tried was mind blowing. Maybe a different batch? Or I kept the sample for too long and oxidation took away this whisky's charm. I got this kept in a 50ml sample bottle for more than 6 months, therefore the taste of this whisky might not be the same as it was straight from the bottle.