Tasted Neat: Smoke such as fireplace smoke, but not heavy burnt wood. Faintest of sweetness. Dried nut skin in lingering taste. Brush of fruit. Rounded on the tongue. Ashy like burned part of roasted marshmallow, but not the sweetened taste of marshmallow.
Finding a cocktail recipe worthy of corrupting a fine tippling of scotch definitely merits a few words of praise. Though there are a few reliable favorites such as the Blood & Sand, Bobby Burns and Rob Roy, it is always