Insider knowledge: Tobermory 14 Year Old 1996 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Tobermory 14 Year Old 1996 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Walnut, toffee, pecans, maple syrup, gunpowder, wood varnich. Very interesting.
Palate: Lots of sherry character, hints of barrel char, dates, spices, honey.
Finish: Good oaky finish. Hints of smoke, then nutty, almost chocolatey. Pepper.