I was not that impressed by the last 12 year I tried but it was a clear clear glass bottle and much later than this one. Its pleasant enough with a decent sweet finish but it is a little boring and safe in my view.
A solid, decent Speysider. Very tasty nose, pleasant in the mouth.
Nuts, ripe apples, honey and oak spice. As well a lot of vanilla, caramel and spices. A hint of smoke and dark fruit behind it. A typical fruity-floral-nutty Bourbon barrel nose, very pleasant. Subtle hints of sherry barrel are also found.
Again honey sweetness, nuts, malt and apples. Caramel fudge, oranges and oak spice behind it, getting dry.
Mitellang, nuts, malt, some coffee, apple and orange, dry.
Contributed from July 2017 I think that under 80 is extremely undervalued in the base. The nuttiness in combination with the dry apples and various sweet flavors make this malt very attractive, from the nose to the finish. For 12 years a lot of spicy oak. The barrels may be re-fill for the umpteenth time, but are well used here. You just have to like bitter oak flavors. 85/100
Nutty, oaky-spicy nose. Walnuts, dry apples. It seems like a mixture of bourbon and sherry casks (sherry is nutty, some dried fruit, spicy). Spicy honey. Baked apple. A touch of vanilla. Fresh herbs, some lemon balm, fresh lemons. Caramel.
The oak is immediately there, nuts, honey, some caramel, malt, apple sweetener. Reminiscent of apple strudel with walnuts from which one has not removed the walnut shells.
Honey, malt, walnuts. Spicy oak stays in the mouth for a long time. Hazelnut.