Neat: Some earthy peat but it’s not dominant. The wood provides cinnamon and some polish notes, and there’s a fatty waxy feeling. Another sniff and we get like an old bourbon touch, with concentrated vanilla and caramel (but, by chance, no coconut). There’s also a lightly sweet note like not yet cooked cookies with milk chocolate chunks.
With water: more honey and caramel, and some freshly sawn raw wood.
Neat: The arrival is slightly thinner than I expected. It starts on old bourbon notes again, then a kick of spices arrives, probably the ABV and the cask saying hello. Butterscotch and wood spices are another hint towards bourbon casks, with wood char on top of that. Cinnamon and leather and hints of mint.
With water: Some lightly sour fruity notes, like grapefruit juice. And lots of caramel.
Very light peat with butterscotch again and a pinch of cinnamon dust