Is he worth his money? Hard to say, yes, but everyone has to make that up with himself.
Thanks again to the forum member who freely shared his bottle brought from the island.
First, it begins with strong phenolic, but steamed smoke and clear citrus notes. After that, a strong sunstroke note develops, which develops into a strongly acidic Camphernote, and dominates everything for a while. Only then do you get some salt, vanilla and caramel, as well as leather. The sour notes vanish completely except for the still extremely strong citrus notes. He needs an awful lot of time in the glass. Then warms up very minerally, moist rock and iodine. Incredibly hard to get access to the flavors. It really has to flow over the palate, and then suddenly they are there, dark notes, caramelized red fruits, furniture polish, ripe oranges, caramel sweets, Ricola Swiss herbal sugar, the nose is now in constant change.
After the closed nose, a bit of disappointment spreads first, and the expectation is very muted. Far from it: ripe smoke, toffee, some salt and a fabulous note of sweet, liquid block malt, in addition wonderfully citrusy notes and a tart sweetness, which climbs up on the palate and settles in the upper oral cavity. Wow, I did not expect that anymore. This sweetness is for me then the best thing about the malt. Unfortunately, I do not have a taste definition for it, it does not remind me of anything, it's just good. Laphroaig 21 FoL maybe? ;-)
Dark malty it sounds, the oak is well integrated. The finish is ultra-long even for Laphroaig. The sweet malt still swings on the ashes for a while, before it glows slightly salty on the tongue for ever.