The nose, feisty, but not too spirity, carried gorgeous toasted barley warmth, buttered crumpets, black tea, pepper and ciabatta bread with rosemary and olives. Considering the age, the taste had a distinct ‘Wow!’ factor; floods of sweet, smoky flavours including barley sugars, chewing gum and well-fired rolls. The reduced nose offered toffee and mint (not unlike old fashioned humbugs) sweet baked apple and a fire set in the grate, but not yet lit (newspaper, sticks and coal). The palate, with a drop of water, suggested muesli, (dried oats, coconut, dates) in a horse’s nose-bag. From the most westerly Islay distillery.