Tasted with Glen Elgin 20yo 1995 Claxton's (89pts), Craigellachie 21yo DL 11343 (85pts) and Mortlach 22yo 1989 cask 3926 (92pts).
Very similar to Claxton's 20yo 1995 Glen Elgin, but the oak is louder (caskwood rather than wine or bourbon). A wisp of aged rhum agricole and some jeera.
Sweet liquorice, white pepper, tin, and a wonderful old wood note. With water it gets less tannic and acquires a full, even and nearly flawless body. Copper, spicy oak and a long lasting mix of leather and sour berries (gooseberry?). The oak is just right.
The finish could use a little oomph. It's even and balanced but a tad too quiet compared to the most excellent entry.