N: to welcome us there is a clear but refined smoking by 30 years of aging, immediately integrated and soon overshadowed by a dense range of aromas. Let's try to go in order: the marine world is all there, between iodine notes and dried algae, and next to this a very slight peat. Then, pure delirium, the universe of the world: sweet almond, vanilla (the noumena of vanilla, a ur-vanilla!), Fresh coconut, cider / apple juice, ripe kiwi; Meringue. Orange marmalade; creamy (lemon cream, prepared for cakes). Then there is also a vegetal, herbaceous side, even if with flushes: licorice, anise; tea leaves. Closing your eyes, it seems to enter a pastry shop; then close them again and it feels like being by the sea; close them again and stand in front of a fireplace ... Total experience. You never feel the need to add water, we think about the weather and the air to keep this whisky in constant evolution.
P: WOW! Never tasted such a thing. Of great consistency with respect to the nose: we are not repeating what is written on the nose, but the range of sweet flavors (still among almond, vanilla, orange marmalade, tropical fruit) affects the tongue in flames, while the general sensation on the palate is of a truly amazing salted smoking. This intensity is perhaps the only deviation from the nose, which foreshadowed a less marked smoke: it is precisely the intensity of the smoking that strikes after 30 years in cask ...
F: never stops, a long ending until the next day ... Infinite and powerful. Ash, peat, extinguished fireplace. Tips, here and there, of mint and lemon. A little salt. Bitter orange juice.
The summary of all the words spent so far is: spectacular. The opportunities to taste whisky of this quality and this age are physiologically reducing over time, but we can guarantee that it is worth it. It is a different experience, superior, as well as educationally useful: it helps to move the bar of need upwards and to relocate much of what is usually drunk into a dimension of 'normality'. Everything is harmonious in this whisky: complexity, balance, intensity of aromas ... Everything blends perfectly, it is one and a hundred whisky together.