SMWS Tasting Notes: A symphonic aroma of dampened wood, cold ash and burnt vanilla clings to the nostrils as a whisper of sea breeze and freshly smoked salmon dances gleefully in the distance. A dash of water unlocks a wave of salinity, followed by a stunning array of grilled pineapple, chili flakes and sweet candied ginger. On the palate, the spirit is calm yet assertive, coastal yet unmistakably warming. Char sui pork ribs and burnt rosemary are intertwined with whipped fois gras and toasted mandarin. A stunning dram in every sense of the word! One that can be likened to the feeling of first stepping indoors after a hard-day's work out on the cold, stormy sea. A sense of calm, a chance to reflect, a moment of warmth.