Nose: The powerful aroma of a Moroccan spice market becoming more defined with time in the glass, then comes freshly dried grapes of all kinds then a pick-me-up of ground coffee and soft calve's leather.
Palate: The texture is immensely thick and sensuous with a plethora of different flavours from wood spice through to sherried dried fruits. With water, sweeter notes of manuka honey and butterscotch emerge.
Finish: The finish is beyond silky with immense length and gentle notes of nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon with a hint of icing sugar on the tail.
Overall: Half a century old and still going - this fine whisky has aged well, developing a profound complexity whilst not becoming tired or confused. Just sublime!