Nose: Smoky and rich, with notes of spare ribs, liquorice and soft fruit. A touch of lemon zest, notes of custard and charcoal.
Palate: Good body, with very smoky malt, as well as Latakia pipe tobacco, peat, vanilla and ginger and aniseed. Big and powerful, some chili heat late palate.
Finish: Spicy with good length, it trails off with notes of wood ash and sweetened Lapsang Souchong tea.