I love the profile of old Ben Nevis but this is on the verge of becoming too oaky, but if you're used to old bourbon or grains, you probably know what to expect. Great nose anyway, and interestingly schizophrenic overall.
As often this Ben Nevis balances between old malt, old grain and old bourbon notes. In fact I can only think of one distillery which manages this so well. Wood polish with subtle hints of glue. Old leather. Vanilla and dried coconut. Distant tropical fruits. Wax. Plenty of spices (cinnamon, ginger, liquorice). The oak is probably too heavy for most people.
Oily with a big oakiness again. The result is sweet herbal tea and liquorice. Resin as well. Caramelized ginger and cough sweets. Soft bitter notes. Very close to actual bourbon, this must have been a relatively active cask.
Quite long, half sweet, half bitter. Rather oaky.