This blend is a distant relative of the original one started in the 1920s. Its age is of importance because it makes for a more rounded, alluring and approachable Islay Scotch. Its nose pays homage to Islay without the explosion of aromas normally associated with the region's Scotch. The softer aromas of peat and smoke are joined by tobacco, toffee and green grapes. The palate is alive with a bouquet of smoked and honeyed walnuts with a touch of peat, finishing with a smoked peatyness combined with toffeed rosemary and thyme flavor that lingers for awhile. The Mist is a fabulous introduction to Islay whisky for the uninitiated or those preferring a more relaxed version of Islay's classic flavors.