Aroma: open, first malts-citrus, further everything on light tones - light notes of peel, nuts, honey, coffee with milk (lots and lots of milk and a little coffee), oak bark, distantly trapped notes of metal, rubber, raw earth. All these half-tones are framed by a brighter malt component, bread crumb.
Taste: quite bright, spices, ginger, woody tannins, sweet malt tones, caramel, brown bread, citrus zest.
Finish: spices, zest, ginger, cumin, grapefruit, rye bread crust, wood, slightly mineral and peaty, average duration.
Bottom line: surprisingly successful dozen, very complex for this age, with a bit unusual profile for Spey. Behaves nicely at 43%, nothing fails.