Nose: A nose that reminds us ever so much of our childhood, and of bonfire night and walks in the woods of Kent. Cool woodsmoke and linseed oil grace the nostrils, with a heady hint of something aromatic and herbaceous. The rosemary makes itself apparent with gorgeous plumes of perfumery, and there is a solid core of cereal sweetness and bonfire toffee.
Palate: Cool and refreshing, the palate carries a deft touch of the forest floor, melded with kipper, salted olives, hints of coriander and lemon thyme. Just on the tail there is a little cardamom/cola note that develops with lapsang souchong and barley wine.
Finish: Oily and sweet, it ends on cool birch wood smoke in a forest on a crisp Winter's morning, and rich kipper.
Overall: The Professor has captured, marvellously, the emotive, pungent quality of woodsmoke. This is an incredible spirit.