The nose of this batch is promising. Soft, sweet smoke and barley sugars, herbal notes and some wet chalk. I get some orange peel, nuts, white chocolate and hazelnuts. Some mint in the background.
It is oily and very spicy. Both sherry and bourbon traits, that much is certain. Raisins, oranges, woodspice, green garden herbs and a salty note. The smokiness is not big, but unmistakably there.
The finish offers up a surprising hint of candied pineapple.