This used to be a very peachy malt. Seems to have more apricot in the nose now. Then a little spiced peaches on the palate. The nose is better. The finish does not linger too long. Not a bad 18 year old for the price. Seems less flavorful than what it was 5 years ago.
n: dark honey and floral with wet tobacco leaves. Leather bound books and some charred oak.
t: smooth and savoury with heather and honey on the initial palatte that fades to spicy oak and damp green grass. Finishes of malt and a nice dose of smoked cloves. Not particulary deep, but it is a pleasing scotch.
Very accessible and easy to find. A solid bottle to have in the cabinet, especially for the price. [B.]