Woah! I feel I should preface this review by stating that I really like whisky – especially smokey, peaty whisky. So when I opened the packet the first thing I thought was WHISKY!
This really does smell like a campfire when you open it – lots of smoke and peat smell right up front. Brewed, the liquor still smells smokey with an undertone of rich black tea. A few sips in and I can taste a bit of sweetness and there’s a bite at the back of my throat. This honestly feels like sitting in the woods around a big campfire, and that is what you are drinking. The wood, the smoke, a bit of earth.
I think I may need to try more lapsang souchongs!