Stunning, rich toasty aroma. Nosed it unlit for a good ten minutes like a quality whisky.
Opening - Perfect draw after barely removing the cap. Spicy, lush, creamy dense smoke. Laden with sweet spices (cinnamon, hints of nutmeg). Mouthfeel akin to creme brulee. Decadence.
First third - Settles quickly into balanced stride. Spice subsiding to reveal a not unpleasant mustiness with floral lashings. Bang on medium body and strength.
Second third - Woody cedar elements emerge after the first ash falls. Still bang on medium body. Spice now gone. Relatively subdued flavours through the mid w