Color: Medium amber, honey with thin but slow legs around the glass.
Nose: Dried strawberries, mango slices and papaya. Whiff of smoke, hard wood furniture and toffee fillings. Cooked prunes and raisins and Zante currants. Lemon zest, cookie dough and Golden Delicious apples.
Palate: Incredibly creamy mouthfeel... Peat is more detectable on the palate than it was on the nose. Campfire, honey syrup and apple strudel. Vanilla, spiced apple compote and cloves. No ups and downs, no holes... A flawlessly balanced palate. It's thick, chewy and warming. What a dram to sip especially this time of the year...
Finish: Honey, cinnamon, cloves and whipped cream.
Overall: An old humble rock star who deserves way more fame and appreciation... There is absolutely nothing to complain about this whisky, none... Next time when you are looking for a bottle at this price range you should definitely give it a change. A total crowd pleaser and maybe it is the whisky you are looking for to bring to the New Years party you are invited to...