Nose: It’s peaty all right, but it’s positively dripping with honey. Like, this is the sort of stuff a down-on-himself Winnie the Pooh would drink. Fresh pear, lemon, and a good dose of black licorice. Quite medicinal peat, as well as smoked meat. Herbs, ointments, seaweed, black pepper, camphor, and turpentine. Light baking spices and chai tea. Some ripe peach and golden raisins. After another few minutes, the typical Laddie lactic funk emerges.
Palate: Medium texture and oily. Sweet and rich on the arrival: honey, crystallized fruit, cereals. There’s the distinct taste of cooked carrot, as well as earth and dead leaves. Develops into that honey-glazed medicinal peat, malt, candied nuts, and mushrooms. Maybe a touch less funky and briny than I was expecting. Carrot cake and cinnamon buns, turning into cooked vegetables, nori, and miso.
Finish: Medium-long and fairly sweet. HONEY! Mint, basil, lime, lemon, banana, anise, and pineapple. A bit of spice and black tea, turning to dustier, grassier green tea. Dark chocolate, earth, and black olives, along with more lactic notes. Sweet-glazed meat way in the back. A charred hot dog note emerges after a minute