Abv. 40%, 1974, bottling for the Italian market
Nose: a stronger, but only slightly phenolic smoke, with a certain freshness, I would guess that in the batch, a sherry cask have crept in (for me, the Ardbeg the 10s connects but quite unusual), juicy ripe apples and also Cider, a whole cascade of herbs that I find hard to define individual components, lemongrass and mint, with time, the nose is always yellow fruitier then what surprised but the 40% are enough to carry the nose and I had it before a cask strength in the glass
Taste: here it is now a bit thin compared to the nose, a really very gentle onset, of course, smoke and vanilla, caramel, with a subtle sherry influence
Finish: the malt sounds medium-long and gives more of what was on the palate
Conclusion: The nose of this malts is the absolute hammer, unfortunately, the rest of this low alcohol content falls off a bit. It was still great to have such a malt in the glass. It is best to drink this malt as the first and only one of the evening.