Intense. Like being in a farmyard. Straw, creosote, animal breath. Fruity. Crab apples. Behind the smoke, a sweet note. Vanilla wafers. Hint of coconut. White chocolate; multilayered. With water, herring.
Sweet and spicy. Smoked almonds, vanilla syrup. Very energetic. The alcohol is still untamed.
A sturdy dram. Water smoothes it without adulterating its cheerfulness.