This is the 2010 edition at 56.5%. I diluted to get it closer to 50%.
Color: Very pale
Nose: Tide pools, kelp, wood smoke, raw shellfish, saltwater taffy
Palate: Ocean water, lemon drops, key lime custard
Finish: Tearjerking and unyielding with ultra-concentrated citrus, white pepper and smoke; resonates for well over a minute
I have had other editions of the 12, but this one is like Lagavulin doing its best impression of Talisker. Merciless on the palate in the best way possible. An exciting and unique dram.