no notes here yet? this is brilliant, a revelation even. could be 9 territory if it were a bit less expensive (50cl bottles!). "chichibu of europe" is apt in terms of quality of spirit. Reminds me a bit of Benromach 100° proof but with a much juicier mid-palate and fuller finish. 8/10.
can you smoke cheesecake? In a barnyard? I think that's orange cheesecake actually, with fresh peaches too. More in the background we have embrocations, whatever those are.
liquorice, ripe strawberries, the sweetest oranges on earth, fresh hazelnuts, barnyard, some there nutella also, and speciality coffee. Beautifully integrated creamy smoke throughout, then turning more coastal with some whelks and trawlers. I wrote down "oily as fook" but don't remember writing that. Anyway, true enough - very full bodied indeed.