Nose: Offers smouldering seaweed, lemons and coconut husks (an indication of very active casks). This develops quickly into hard-boiled rhubarb and custard sweets, linseed oil, window putty, fennel, coriander, hobnobs and huge vanilla.
Palate: Slight greenness to the front, which is masked by the peat smoke, vanilla, and biscuit notes. On the back of the tongue it peaks with notes of butterscotch.
Finish: Sweet smoke and oily spices, tapering off nicely into sweet oak and vanilla.
Overall: Very rounded, and far more complex than you’d expect from a whisky of this age…