Nose: Caramel and baked apples turn to warm winter spices of nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon with a touch of saffron.
Palate: The palate is silky and sweet with honeyed notes of manuka honey and butterscotch leading to a duet of spice and stem ginger.
Finish: The finish is long and lingering with notes of honey liqueur, grated dark chocolate and cinnamon with the merest suggestion of salt.
Overall: Thirty years old with all that goes with that, yet it remains fresh and lively, an attractive attribute in a whisky of this age. Superb and delicious in equal quantities.