Nose: Very punchy and full bodied, huge in fact, just an enormous array of flavour with notes of espresso, berry fruits, huge chilli flavours, black pepper, agave, mescal, then dried fruit, hints of tar.
Palate: Hot spices, chilli, more black pepper. This is an epic whisky, with flavours of calves leather, cigars, with a peat whack the likes of which we've never come across before. Despite the fact this is less peaty in terms of phenols than Octomore 2, it just seems more powerful. Espresso, hints of chocolate, anise, pine resin. It goes on and on and develops.
Finish: Builds on the palate flavours, it has this huge chilli flavour, and all the heat and spice that comes with it. Hot tar, creosote, dry ropes, vanilla.