N: Begins with honey, ginger, restrained oak, black liquorice, leather and boot polish - then a hint of coal smoke, hayloft, dusty cereals and faint cracked black peppercorns. The malt comes through as barley sugar character. Develops very nicely with dried cut grass and sugared almonds.
P: Lovely clean barley hit, then a coal-smoke character, which rapidly grows, tingling on the palate with faintly dusty oak, turf, toasty barley and some clove oil, pepper & chilli spice.
F: Dusty polished wood, turf, pepper, smoke and spices.
C: Like our previous bottling, this is more similar to a Longrow, but this is noticeably more mature and better balanced. Very enjoyable and more-ish.