Nose: Dried apricots and pineapple. Thick waves of caramel and honey'd barley. The "old oak" makes a spicy appearance later on.
Palate: Plenty of cereal and barley at its centre, surrounded by home-made fudge, raisins, citrus zest and a good chunk of dark chocolate. Cinnamon and ginger pop up in the mid-palate.
Finish: Long and intense with spice.
Overall: A pleasing step-up from the Cardhu 12 Year Old.