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The nose is luscious, intensely sweet, and creamy. There are also notes of tropical fruit - tangerine, pineapple, and guanabana. The overall effect of the nose is similar to Glenmorangie, but "thicker" and more intense. On the tongue, this scotch really isn't fooling around. It has substantial body, almost an oiliness to it, and a spicy sting. This is a "sledgehammer" version of Glenlivet that makes the Glenlivet 12 seem limp and pale by comparison. In this case, extra strength and extra age have paid off considerably. There is a strong tropicality on the tongue as well as a big honey-sweetness that lingers and leaves behind an alcoholic sting. This should be a real pleasure to those who like the marriage of complexity and power found only in cask-strength bottles.