It's a more matured version of the standard 12 yo with basically the same profile, with some wood notes as a sign of the longer maturation. Also, it tastes rather younger than an 18 yo (more 14 - 16 ish) and it 'suffers' from the same issues as its younger sibling: it could be way better at a higher ABV. I've tried opening up the pallet by adding a few drops of water, which was a mistake as it pushed a rather unpleasant bitter oak note to the front, and all the rest way to the back. Pleasant enough as a background whisky, but very, very mainstream. 79-80 points
fruity (citrus), wood (oak), hints of chocolate and vanilla. Not complex, but inviting
the oak takes the pole position, but it develops nicely with vanilla , some honeyed fruitiness (orange zest and citrus) and chocolate
not very long, just the sweeter notes that linger on. A bit thin and watery.