Even if it is a little darker in color, I was more likely to go to Littlemill or an Irish for blind tasting, especially as far as the nose is concerned. I think it's nice to see that there are always bottlings that stand out. The current Ben Nevis (TWA, Spring 2020) is also a wonderful example of this.
The nose is special here.
93/90/89 = 91 points
Sweetness and fruit dominate in the beginning. Dried mango, licorice, clove, teak, honey, beeswax, cherry, caramelized apples, tart tatin, red fruits, pleasant alcohol note, cognac, roasted almonds, tropical fruit notes, dark biscuits
Very strong start, creamy and intense. Slight sharpness, the fruitiness fades into the background, wood aromas take over. Spice drawer, chocolate, tobacco.
Long, dry, creamy, spicy