Description: distilled in 1980, matured for 24 years, bottled in 2005 at 62.4% ABV by Duncan Taylor.
Nose: pretty standard: tasty caramel, toasted oak, with a whiff of varnish, flowery vanilla and a faint minty edge?
Mouth:an alcoholic wrench clamping down on your tongue, slightly herbal on the palate, tea, nutmeg, peanut butter and black pepper.
Finish:medium long with notes of black pepper and vanilla.
The Verdict:a whisky that tastes very much like… whisky. Nothing wrong with that, as it sets a pretty high standard. Just a tasty, classy, regular old whisky. Expect a matching score.
< 75: undrinkable, avoid at all costs 75-79: acceptable, give it a try but don't spend to much money on it 80-84: average, enjoyable whiskies mostly easy sippable entry-level single malt 85-89: above average drams, often well aged expressions, open your wallet 90-94: excellence, sorry kids no x-mas presents this year, daddy needs this bottle 95-99: divinity, call your bank manager for another mortgage on your house