The nose is gentle peat, very slight bacon, dry hay, a hint of banana and cardamom. Very slight nose. Water brings out the fruitier elements of banana and lychee. The real burst begins on the palate, more so than the nose - lots of peat smoke, heat, and toasted sesame oil. Under the smoke is that light fruity malt character. Water makes the oily spirit creamer in the mouth, which is welcome. The finish is so long - ash and liquid smoke sit there as your mouth dries, while retaining pears and some salinity.