Cracking old grain nose, with soft wood integrating with vanilla, coconut, marzipan, heather & honey (not too far from a classic Highland Park nose in that regard), almond cake, ginger, old leather and a faint whiff of smoke. Slightly more straightforward on the palate, as for the majority of older grains I have tried, with spicy sweetness (honey and chilli) mingling with the woody oak, although never drifting into bitterness. Medium length, warming but clean finish. A very elegant old grain whisky. Highly recommended.