Nose: Wonderful, deep, rich, salty and spicy flavours. Salted caramel toffee, chocolate truffles. Turkish delight, rum and rains flavoured ice cream, and a hint of aged balsamic vinegar. 3 or 4 drops of water release myriad complex vapours, reminiscent of warm brioche, year floor, ginger snap biscuits and subtle, gentle blood orange, finally giving way to more hints of brioche, baked bread and cedar wood.
Palate: For a whisky of such age, the mouthfeel is soft, leading to surprisingly vibrant flavours of baked apples, oranges, honey and menthol. Lots of toffee, molasses, double cream and spicy clove and aniseed.
Finish: The aftertaste is lingering but gently soothing, with pecan nuts, leather, fudge and creamy caffè latte.