Lately, I have been suffering a little bit of peat blindness so for a few weeks, took a step back from smoke-filled drams (and Whisky in general) only to be smashed in with this beast.
The first sniff is subtle smoke, which then comes back and gives a big medicinal smoke slap up the snout. It is a wonderful balance of sweetness and smoke, making it almost aromatic with a heavy dash of honey kicking around. There is a bit of crunchy seaweed fresh from the Chinese but not as salty as expected.
Now, a very specific aroma is very reminiscent of Cranberry, smokey bacon and brie paninis. Maybe a bit of a posh choice, but would 100% recommend trying it at your local garden centre of sarnie van.