Nose: Very clean malty aromas with faint notes of brine, chlorine and burnt lemon, then a strong whiff of burning turf. Develops big linimenty medicine cabinet notes, with faint herby leafiness (fennel). Picks up some bandage and icing sugar aormas with water.
Palate: Huge frontal attack at full strength, massive kick of smoke and pepper. When the palate has acclimatised it's the turf smoke and strong grapefruit and lemon citrus that stick out. Sweeter and much saltier with water.
Finish: Very long and peppery, with bandagey notes lingering.
Comment: An epic dram. Very drinkable even at full strength - if you take small sips! Larger doses require water.