Nose: Fantastically rich, spiced oak, zesty citrus and honey, supported by vanilla and caramel. Subtle smoke wafts in from the sea.
Palate: As you would expect from a 35 year old whisky, the drying oak has had great influence on this dram, followed by dried mango and sultana. Crumbly biscuits and more smoke give great balance.
Finish: The finish is quite long and fairly dry.
Overall: A very complex dram, one to savour for a very long time.