...and it is a simple but nonetheless enjoyable dram that is easy to sip - when done without a prior detailed analysis. And this was exactly the way people enjoyed malt whisky back in 1994...
The colour is amber and the nose offers a simple but nice old style profile with some fine OBFs. Not much is going on there - nevertheless I like it much better than most of the wood-driven modern profiles.
The taste is sweet on honeys, sugars and some fruits with appropriate wooden notes to structure the dram. Again very simple and easy to sip, but forget any detailed analysis (that will lead to nowhere).
The dram arrives warming but not really coating in the mouth without distracting moments. The finish is short and unimpressive, unfortunately. I had a lot better old Strathisla before - but I had a lot much worse modern drams, too...