Nose: Lots of musty ginger spice and a hint of motor oil, which meld beautifully with classic old Speyside malt and honey on buttered burnt toast.
Palate: Oily and very spicy. This oozes complexity and sweetness, with a big hit of honeycomb, gingerbread and Golden Syrup. Also, stunning notes of barley and a hint of something vaguely dessert wine-like. There is a gorgeous development of oak that appears with hints of vanilla, and rum and raisin.
Finish: More ginger and syrup, something akin to cookie dough with a hint of ice wine on the tail.
Overall: So decadent; one of the sweetest sherry-casked Speyside malts of this age that we’ve ever tried. Glorious!