Yesterday, 6.5 month after I cracked the bottle open, I had another go. As my impression end of April was that high, I was wondering if it could stand to my expectation. It did - and more than that. For my humble opinion, this dram improved by breathing. The nose is a sheer beauty, that is perfume made of whisky! The taste aligned with the extreme quality of the nose and the finish was sheer endless, without the tiny bittery notes I traced the first time. To make it short, we have here everything related to the festive season: the rich fruitcake soaked with old cognac, mulled wine, speculaas cookies (Spekulatius), a lot of high quality liquorice, a deep sweetness but not cloying, big, robust and heavy but still elegant, many dried dark fruits and fresh raspberry dipped in cinnamon. Keeps all the time it`s perfect, compact texture and the everlasting juicyness. More smoke in the aftertaste, and after 5 minutes or so some mint comes out. Well, that is sheer brilliance, hell of an experience without the tiniest flaw. Therefore, my new rating is 99 points, had it previously on 98.