Nose: Initially dark with clove and leather book covers before sweet potato, rum, treacle and vanilla all emerge. The star here though is the sweet, slightly smoky note of Jerusalem artichoke.
Palate: Sun damaged leather, macchiato and more of those sweet vegetable notes, roasted sweet potato and again increasingly Jerusalem artichoke.
Finish: Extraordinary. The smoke becomes more pronounced to start with before being balanced by pumpkin soup. After this, it seems to never, ever end with sweet barbecue char stretching on and on.
Overall: Despite its provenance (burnt to the bottom of the still!), this isn't a smoke bomb of a whisky, but it is truly staggering stuff. If this is resurrection, we can all be optimistic about the next life.