Head 2 head with the 1963 book of kells bottling #576 I think this one is a bit "wilder" and the book of kells slightly more balanced. However, this is really like splitting hairs.
Intense, cooked oranges galore, dried fruits, hints of old books, whiffs of acacia honey, fine sherry wood, spices, little cinnamon and nutmeg, whiffs of molasses - superb!
Punchy, oily, creamy, sirupy, good sweetness, more cooked oranges, more dried fruits, prune, more xmas spice, hints of vanilla, sherry wood, little herbal - fantastic!
Long, warm, spicy, zesty, toffee, brown sugar, more woody, little more herbal, not drying, very fine leathery notes - great!