Nose - 3 drops of water make this even jammier, the oak is till there but slightly floral now, still some apricot and chocolate orange.
Palate - Salted caramel, tastes salty like brine and there is more peat now but still a very vreamy texture
Finish is a little longer than neat, medium length.
A lovely whisky.
Elegant is a word I often use to describe old delicate whiskies and this certainly fits the bill. You can smell the wood mixed in with furniture polish, wax and very rich fudge. There are faint notes of peat and cereal and there is some fruit in there like apricot or ripe nectarine and whiffs of orange in the background.
First impression is it is very creamy and very dry with the flavours very compact, I think this will need a few drops of water.
I cannot believe how creamy it is, the sherry is there from the start but it is a lovely almost flawless type of sherry, not like a brutal Glendronach or Glenglassaugh. The taste is on hot pastries, apricot jam but really dark apricot, almost like a rich breakfast marmalade.
Not long but so fine I am struggling to define it,