Nose: Rich malty nose, light smoke, honey, vanilla, melon, tropical fruit, lemon, a touch of earthy mushrooms. Wax.
Palate: Very hot. Vanilla, honey, caramel, smoke, nuts, brown sugar.
Finish: Heat. Peppery, earthy. Caramel.
With Water: Needs water. More smoke in the nose. Sweet caramel and smoke, spicy and still strong, honey, vanilla. Bourbon cask influence.
Overall: Powerful stuff. Simple but nice, the smoke adding just enough interest. Still a bit young and hot though. Nice biscuity malt.