Distilled: 1985 - Bottled: 2004 - ABV: 56%
Nose: Ripe banana, dusty wood, intense and powering, a slight whiff of pine cones.
Taste: Slight hint of smoke; first mouthful a bit dry, oak spice, fennel or perhaps a slight trace of aniseed, tinned cherries.
Finish: Vanilla and spice, long and earthy. Would prefer a bit more smoke to stimulate my tongue; builds up to a mouthwatering malt.
Balance: Warming, complex, a massive alcohol punch.
Comments: Would like to get amongst this malt a bit more and sit on it for longer than I did on this occasion. Possibly an updated review in time to come.
Reviewed by Clint A