Nose: Quite a nice smoky nose, with apples, honey and some smoke, a touch of vanilla as well, warming spices with the baked refd apples, and a zingy lemon touch as well. Palate: Creamy smoke if you can say that?! quite a bit of malt, smoke, tablet, lemon rind, and more smoke, with a bitter edge / oak. Finish : creamy, caramel Latte, with a hint of smoke and oak. lovely.[Water does bring out the smoke, and adds more depth to the wood, and also adds to the creamy notes accentuating the toffee.] Quite a nice surprise this one is really. I was not sure what to expect, as quite a few NAS Travel Retail OP’s were way too young and not in par with this lovely distilery’s core range. So: Thumbs up. and quite a nice start to the evening.