Nose: Sweet and with a sticky impression. The single grain or the intended burning process cannot be denied even after this long maturation period. An intense fragrance of resinous pine needles flows from the buccaneer. Next to it is an emblematic full glass full of dark forest honey.
Light fruits and sweet strawberries are covered with icing sugar. Apple, orange and vanilla as well as a subtle impression of nutmeg leave an interesting, diverse impression, which I get from the Eisch Unity SensisPlus.
The barrel can also be seen in the nose, but generally the 42 years are rather reserved. (Compared to similarly old malts.)
Nosing from an empty glass is particularly interesting here. For a long time I had not had such a pleasant smell from the smeared egg. Very interesting.
Mouth / finish / taste: A wonderfully intense fruit basket. Mainly from light fruits. Melon, pear and peach come to mind immediately. Nice and juicy and creamy. Again, everything is wonderfully sprinkled with sugar, although not as intensely sweet as the smell.
Over time, some yeast biscuits from the Sunday breakfast with light spice from the barrel emerge, which is probably also responsible for the minimally bitter, "fiddly" impression.
The taste is always tasty. Nice fit for the summer months.
The finish is increasingly bitter, but nice and long and sufficiently intense. The 42 years sound a bit woody, floral but still pleasant.
Conclusion: I like the single grain very well to very well, but unfortunately it is not enough for the over 90 points. In comparison with, for example, the "Invergordon 1973" (https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/117891/invergordon-1973-ma) I lack the elegance, the flowing honey, the cream and the vanilla ice cream.
For a large bottle it will not be enough for me here.