A lot fruitier than WB ID 65822 and 66877. More full-bodied, "finished" and "rounded" whisky. Good casks! Tasted head to head on 08/04/2017 in a Mortlach 1997 SV "sister casks" tasting: 7170+7171 (WB ID 65822), 7172+7173 (WB ID 66877), 7179+7180 (WB ID 71944) and 7168+7169 (WB ID 78057). This one clearly came out as the #1. Thanks KayMeertens, Daan Tje and WhiskyOss for swapping samples with me!
Wow, very fruity! Oranges, apricot, peach - that kind of stuff. Icing sugar galore, with honied vanilla. Very faint hint of almond.
Sweet vanilla; beeswax, creamy. Cinnamon and nutmeg spiciness coming through. Green apples with lemons and oranges.
Spiciness taken over by sweet tones again: vanilla, beeswax. A hit of anise or menthol.