Nose is spicy red pepper flakes, with black pepper seasoning over a steak from cast iron. Bonfire smoke with just a hint of barrel char. Those nose is a dry smoky peat, and not wet bog. Slightly on the medicinal side of the fence, but more like a campfire in late summer.
Part of the heat in the nose is the ABV of 47% but there is a not insignificant portion of that coming from the peppery aromas. Still, considering how high the ABV is there isn't quite as much burn as I would have expected. Or maybe it's just more pleasant than I would have anticipated.
The taste is jalapeno and habanero heat in the middle of the tongue. Just a hint of menthol/mint at the swallow. The peat manifests itself as more boggy and muddy at the swallow than it does in the nose.
The finish is dry cigar tobacco ash, the finish is not very long but it is very pleasant. It's dry like a bonfire that you just doused water all over. The burn is just this side of being overkill, but I really enjoy it. If you are a peat-head You need to get your hands on some because it's not that expensive.