Tasting note: Deep gold/metal. Quieted at first; forms with a PX top note relatively overpowering the normal refinery smells; if just immediately. Liquor drenched raisins and dim chocolate in the midst of flashes of sweet peat and pepper. Three to four minutes presentation draws out seething cedar, stogie box and indications of elastoplast, emphasizing nutty surprise in later assessments. Spectacular adjust in the sweet, smokey-malt mid sense of taste; vanilla and Christmas cake add extravagance to the wrap up. Finishes up delayed and tablet like with Laphroaig’s trademark therapeutic edge and pepperiness getting through late, at last checked by the sherry. Enormous PX impact here however deftly took care of – consider it inebriated Christmas pudding, Islay-style . 48% Alc./Vol.