sweet at first, almost cognac-y, followed by peat, smoke and mineral and medicinal notes. adding water mellows it out, with the sweet tones more accentuated (vanilla and some chocolate)
The nose continues after a sweet arrival, and developing into more smoke and peat, with even minty touches and a bit of wood
long, very long even, with obviously smoke leading the way, with a final finish in dry notes with smoked nuts. Adding water twists up the finish in a weird way and disturbed the balance somewhat.
versatile, complex and powerful, with subtle nuances if you give it the time it takes to get passed the obvious peat and smoke. So much more than just a peatbomb. Even at a very respectable 54,2% ABV it doesn't really need water to shine like the star it is! 88/100