The colour is burnished and the texture shows many small tears that slowly consolidate to fat sticky ones. The nose offers a spring floral profile with lots of fruits and some nice honey-beeswax aromas. After some time of breathing spicy and wooden aromas join in, and all is nicely balanced. The initial mouthfeel is warming but not much coating with a slight peppery-adstringent feeling (what is absolutely okay after 37 years in the cask). The taste itself is barley sugary and fruity sweet and much woodier than the nose with significant spicy flavours (peppers, ginger and the like). It is nicely chewable but not overly complex as is the finish. This is of medium length, spicy and dries out at the end (old papers). Water is not needed as it just flattens the dram without adding new impressions.
This dram is exactly what I expected: Different to most other single malts and easy to sip but nothing spectacular or interesting to remember. Most probably this was the reason too why all malt distilleries within large grain plants were shut down after just a few years of production. It is worth a sample try but I would not buy a bottle (even at the price it was released in 2011).