Colour: Deep amber.
Smell: A full, lush, balanced and complex whisky with aromas of vanilla, lush sherry, solvents, fresh figs, apple (red and green), fruit cake, oak, rum, old books, leather, old ropes, raisins, croissants, earthy tones, coffee, dark caramel, chocolate, toffee, brown sugar, cinnamon, candied lemon peels, star anise, banana, coconut, roasted hazelnuts, candied ginger, subtle sulphur and creamy oak.
Taste: A powerful, full, rich, balanced and complex dram with aromas of oak, rosewood, leather, sherry, solvent, dried fruits (sultanas, figs, dates, apricots and sweet plums), sweet tobacco, barley, tannins, chocolate, earthy tones, subtle sulphur, orange peels, varnish, vegetal tones, pepper, ginger, cinnamon, all spice, brown sugar and subtle marzipan.
Finish: A long, drying and warm finish with aromas of lush sherry, oak, tannins, dried fruits, brown sugar, vanilla, chocolate, forest honey and rich wood spices.
Conclusion: This is a beautiful and complex whisky that really needs your full attention. Give it some tome in your glass so that all the flavours can develop. But after that you are served with lush and ever changing flavours. It is nicely balanced and has a strong delivery. This is my kind of dram.