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After the one from the old dumpy bottle from an era long gone, on to this modern 18 Year Old from 2007.
The nose is rather closed, but opens up if you are patient. Grassy and clean, with apples and walnuts mostly. Soft toffee and sweetened butter. Only a tiny bit of smoke. Some mint for a fresh touch. Almost no spices to speak of. Give it fifteen minutes and it will become quite beautiful.
Powerful attack and pretty spicy. Liquorice, peat, lot of smoke now. A salty lining. But pretty fruity as well. Apples, pears and some blood oranges. A hint of coffee.
It is mostly that peat and coffee that return in the spicy, medium length finish. Salty at the death.
The nose needed time, but the palate and especially the finish make this a classic that is quite indispensible in any cabinet.