First off you'll get the Arran distillate profile (Arran 14), the angular, bready, sweet and sour, fruity elements but in a soft and warm overcoat which is probably the sherry and the age talking. After about 15 min in the glass berries start to appear. First strawberry, then raspberry into blackberry. Then some old leather, varnished dark furniture, but still with some springy fresh elements. Very pleasant and quite complex.
With water: Leather is more prominent now into fresh berries.
Ripe fruit and dark and red berries doused in lime juice and cracked pepper. A little hot undilluted despite its age. Minty and even menthol appears along with oak and some ripe cheese.
With water: More balanced and a little sweeter and less spicy
Slowly disappearing on oaky and spicy notes. A little tingling almost on chili with some citric spikes. Medium in length