There is only one thing to do now and that is compare it to the best HP I have had the 1972 24 year cask 1637 The Bottlers WB ID 14986
I can only describe this as a really nice nose. Rich fudge, toffee, it is almost like some old cognac is in the mix?
Rum & raisin ice cream, rich biscuit, hints of shoe polish.
Immediately there is a blast of peat and massive spice kick that almost burns your throat.
There is also a very slight woody bitterness but there is also a little orange in the mix.
It gains a lovely sweetness on the 2nd sip with hints of honeycomb with various exotic fruits coming to the fore.
This actually tastes old.
Finish, long and quite sweet.
Even better than neat, very refined .
Just about perfect but it has lost a little fruit.
There is some fruit gums flavours mixing with the spice
Not as long now, but very refined and remaining fruity until the end