Thanks for the review!
I love the way you write, its not only banal tasting notes, there's a story behind the bottle. It's way more interesting!
I tasted the bowmore 12 at a bar a week ago as a newbie who wanted to try his first islay... I admit, i hated it, i look forward to like other islay but for now my favorite profile is sherried whiskies!
I see what you mean by kerosen smell mixed with peat and that is exactly what i disliked...
Looking forward to read other reviews, very pleasant to read!