Sweet, slightly musty sherry in the mouth, but no sulfur. At first it looks very gentle, almost mild in the alcohol but with a concentrated load of aromas. Very oily and spicy-tart. Lots of oak but without an often unpleasant bitterness. A little milk chocolate and then at the very end the throat gets really salty. I've never had such pronounced salty notes in a Ben Nevis whisky.
The finish is long, astringent and earthy. The tongue tingles a bit, everything is slowly warming up, I'm happy today.
Insane part. Really believe me. I like to give 91 points today ... thumbs up!