The smell of burning driftwood combined with salted toffee and liquorice before taking on the charred character of barbecued orange and sausages. Salty seaweed created an interesting interplay with peanut brittle before taking on a suggestion of fruit with cherry chocolates. Ginger cake and rum introduced spicy notes that formed into aniseed and rye bread.
Thick cut marmalade brought rich fruit that echoed fine warm Cognac and developed a singed note like burnt raisins in a fruitcake. Charred spice rounded out the palate with hint of cinder toffee rolled in ash and fresh ginger.
BEER PAIRING: YELLOW DOG SHAKE A PAW SMOKED PORTER - Reach through the smoke in this beer to enjoy what lies beneath. Light malt sweetness and notes of toast will complement this dram.