Nose: Biscuity, toasty malt with warm, rich notes of allspice and freshly grated cinnamon. Mellifluously sweet notes of mature oak, gilded with wine-like sophistication. Beautifully inviting and full of old school Speyside class.
Palate: Barley malt and dessert wine, summery notes of drying hay and sweet spices. A lovely dash of peppermint oil and a little ground ginger. Something like bourbon oak yields creamy vanilla and a dash of hot, powerful white pepper.
Finish: An elegant finish with a little lavender, rum spices and oak. Creamy, sweet and gorgeously long on the palate.
Overall: Proud to wear its 30th birthday badge with honour, this is a master-class in Speyside single malt.