Easily underwhelmed. Something from the coast with smoke and not too old, maybe a 15-year-old Glen Scotia, UA from a bourbon cask.
First association: smoked bacon! But something of. Or smoked ham, definitely something smoked. Add damp cardboard, lime and slate. It doesn't have great fruit, that much is clear. Reminds me of Springbank in style: slightly smoky, rather severe, tart and mineral. Gets more comfortable over time (or you smell your way into it). Does he also have something floral?
Very ashy-sooty, with decent power from the percentages. Becomes sweeter and rounder with water. Wet wool, wet dog, cold smoke. Very tasty, but still a bit sticky. I also lack a counterweight, some fruit would be nice.
A slight spiciness, also with water, cold smoke, maybe some citrus, otherwise rather simple knitted.