Nose: Crushed apple again for sure, more floral notes too. Freshly baked crusty bread loaf, lemonade. The more delicate top notes initially hide a complex mix of engine oil, Cornflakes, dumplings, kaffir lime and orange rind.
Palate: Oily and mouth coating but perhaps lighter than expected if you take the time to really immerse yourself in the nose. Orange syrup sings through with that gorgeous peated Dalmore.
Finish: Fresh bread and those little European biscuits you get with your coffee.
Overall: A comforting and old fashioned blended malt. Enjoyable and different to almost anything available today, this is a rugged, yet refined whisky. Given a free choice of spirits to see you through a tough Antarctic expedition, this really would take some beating.