Nose: Treacle, biscuits and fruity boiled sweets at first, but this one really opens up wonderfully, becoming more honeyed with mead and dried herbs before elegant spicy wood notes develop.
Palate: Warming wood continues on a vaguely Christmassy palate. Red apple, dark spices.
Finish: Red apple peel and soft oak, touch of smoke.
Overall: Plenty going on here - the nose especially is excellent. There’s still life in this 36 year old, a rare treat from a distillery that closed in 1985.