An example of the miraculous interaction between sherry and peat smoke, this is a very full-bodied Islay malt. Masked by the smokiness, the Oloroso doesn’t immediately translate into a winey character: its influence, combined with the peat, translates into something very unique, into a marked nuttiness at the nose, in the medicinal notes being enhanced and amplified, into very dark leathery aromas. The same symbiosis can be appreciated at the first sip (with or without a little drop of water), with an extremely dry profile, and a fruitiness that translates into citrusy notes rather than sweetness. Orange rinds, again a very nutty astringency, and then an extremely earthy, farmy and chewy smokiness. It reminds of the taste and smell of a good spicy barbecue!