Marsala can have an outsized influence on single malt whisky, and this bottling is no exception. The nose is relatively restrained, with citrus fruit surprisingly dominating. Again it’s a bit smoky, not peaty, with notes of charred wood, baked apples, and leather — and just a hint of that sweet-and-sour Marsala note. The Marsala comes roaring into focus on the palate, where the unmistakable fortified wine comes into focus. Very nutty and very oxidized.