This is much peatier than I expected- this is like Islay levels of peat. Behind the peat is the rich sherry nose of Glendronach. You can taste the smoke and behind it is all the wonderful sherry from the standard Glendronach. This is a very good whiskey, but I can't help but feeling that the peat smoke throws the balance off and masks the sublime sherry that might otherwise be there. There is a pleasant edge of black pepper along with the smoke. As much as I love peat, I prefer this one without it, despite the new flavors that jump out.