its a bit like with the gone old pulteney 17 bottling. initial thoughts are "you can not like this" but it grows on me. this combination of salt, fruit and bitternes is strange, but somehow attractive and definetly not common or mass appealing. it shows character altough being a blend.
pretty closed. noticeable alcohol, it takes some time to get beyond that. behaves younger than the printed age, blind I would have sorted it rather around 18 years.
malt, herbs, a salty pulteney note, winegums and some (salted) plums, cherries and dried fruits. blackbread with jam. tart, spicy oak. a dry sherry note.
salt, pepper, red fruits and a sweet (actual quite interesting) herbal note like in the bowmore 18, but much more expressed. traces of ash.
long, alcoholic, powerful.
the fruits turn into a very longlasting salty bitterness.