Classic old nose, with leather chairs in a musty library, roasted coffee beans, buttered toast, clotted cream, freshly peeled apple, soft oaky tannins and freshly baked bread all in there somewhere. Endlessly complex and a real delight to spend time with, as it slowly and gently evolves in the glass. One drop of water brought toward a slight citrus edge and accentuated the buttery notes. Brilliant stuff. The buttery/creamy theme continues onto the palate, with some lemon, coriander and cardamom also coming through. Medium-length slightly dry finish, but at the very end the buttery creaminess returns and lingers. Not a cheap dram by any means, but with current prices for 40+ year old whisky being as they are, this has to represent great value. Dangerously drinkable though, and the nose is addictive!