On the nose the Fusion has complex aromas of heavy, thick oak and some curious barley-sugar notes shrouded in soft smoke. The aromas are big, but seductively gentle. The delivery, though controlled at first, is massive which segues into warming, full blown peat, but it far from gets its own way as a vague sherry trifle note - the custard presumably is oaky vanilla - hammers home that barley - fruitiness to make for a bit of a free-for-all; but for extra food measure the flavors develop into a really intense chocolate fudge middle which absolutely resonates through the palate. The finish engages in a slight struggle as the mouthfeel gets a bit puffy here with the dry peat and oak; enough molassed sweetness to see the malt through to a satisfying end, though. Above all the spices, rather than lying down and accepting their fate, rise up and usher this extraordinary whisky to its exit.