Founded by Malcolm MacNeill, this Islay distillery was once very successful. It was closed in 1867 due to isolation.
The nose begins with a hefty whiff of peat smoke and seaside tones. Cigar smoke, leather and mahogany are also there. There is a slightly sweeter side with hints of chocolate and fruit.
The palate is sweeter still, with nuts and more chocolate. Pears and apples smothered with cinnamon also offer a change from the smoke and salt.
It ends well, with lots of spices and sweetness.