Lochside 1981/2010 (50.5%, Thosop, refill sherry, 206 bottles) Colour: amber. Nose: we're more or less in the same style as the G&M's, even if this is even drier and vegetal. I get a lot of nutmeg, 'nice dust', cinnamon, lime blossom, beeswax, mushrooms, liquorice, mint leaves… Once again, no fruity explosion this time and a very complex profile that just wouldn't stop developing. With water: a walk in the forest in the middle of October. Moss, mushrooms, truffles, Havana cigars, then more citrus fruits. Quite superb. Mouth (neat): starts on green tobacco and bitter oranges, then ginger and grapefruit, the whole being slightly prickly (Schweppes feeling). Develops on more orange zests and ginger liqueur, with touches of guavas. With water: swims like a champ. Here they are, tangerines, papayas, oranges, bergamots and, err, Lochside! Finish: long, candied yet fresh and vibrant, on all these tropical fruits intermingled with herbs and soft spices. A little soot and more ginger in the aftertaste. Comments: yeah! (being a lazy writer again, S.?) SGP:651 - 90 points.