Nosing reveals lemons, a hint of licorice, industrial smoke or maybe firelighters, hay bales, fishoil, and a light vanilla creaminess. The palate handles half a teaspoon of water very well, making the experience less spirity. It yields a lot of citrus fruits like mandarins, more vanilla and honey too, mixed with porridge, and minerally/earthy peat. The sweetness of it reminds me of nougat. The finish is short and dirty, with notes of rubber, earth and herbal/grassy bitterness. Cashews.
It's not that smokey. Really improves in the glass over time, with layers of complexity. Very solid dram!