A single cask bottling of the finest example of how the winey notes of the Oloroso and the smokiness of an Islay malt can achieve a perfect marriage and balance, for a truly memorable experience. At the nose it’s exuberant, and more than the sum of its parts: sherry and peat are not detectable as single elements, but as a more complex whole. There’s deeply tanned leather, damp earth, old wood, but balanced by fruitier notes of slightly sour red apples and orange peel, and finally by the spiciness of cinnamon, camphor and eucalyptus. The same perfect integration and explosive intensity is found at the palate too: it’s juicy but quite dry, again very leathery, balsamic (camphor and pepper), with the smoke somehow masked by the wine. Lots of bitter oranges in the finale.