The Nose: Soft, buttery, restrained nose, a little canned fruit cocktail and lots of cherries, from the sweet fruit to the more bitter skin, a bit of cherry pie even. Slight smoke and slight earthy, slightly minty, medicinal peat. Softer than expected polished oak notes with slight hints of sourbread dough. The Palate: More creaminess with a chocolate malt sweetness that quickly becomes spicy; cinnamon & ginger, clove & nutmeg. Oaky tannins grow more and more drying and are joined by a swell of dry peat smoke. Feels a little hot and spirity going in to the finish even with a bit of water. The Finish: Sweetened, soft peat, a little more smoke, drying oak, longish.