Nose: A mix of malt, cold wood smoke and a hint of new make. Has a very young feel - similar to Talisker 10 in this respect. Balanced, striking sweetness.
Palate: Quite big with a peat tingle, though it doesn't quite take off as expected. Instead, it rests on its laurels in a sea of spices, tangy starburst sweets (we often find these in Ardbeg) and oily smoke. Light new make character remains.
Finish: More coastal at the finish, sweetness, cool smoke, medium to short.
Overall: Rollercoaster is a good whisky; it's balanced and offers plenty of house style, but it is missing a little oomph and before you know it you're off the Rollercoaster and you're already perusing the gift shop...