Speyside Region 17 yo 1995/2012 (52.6%, Liquid Sun, refill hogshead, 272 bottles) Sorry, no picture. Colour: straw. Nose: same style, just a little rougher, grassier, more mineral, and less fruity. Other than that yeah, it’s more or less the same J. With water: gets a little soapy but as usual, that goes away. Nice blend of fresh oak and damp earth. Mouth (neat): very good, creamy, super-zesty, with lovely grass and herbal teas. Plenty of kiwi, lemon, and rhubarb in this one. With water: indeed, excellent, ‘nervous’, citrusy… A touch of ginseng, perhaps. Finish: quite long, with a lovely grassiness. Comments: an absolutely excellent bastard malt, as we used to say. Love the herbs/lemon combo. SGP:561 - 87 points.