N: Wood polish, with a very faint floral note. Odd grain. P: Palate is wildly organic, tobacco, peculiar, unbalanced, but interesting. Spicy. F: Rolls in waves, a nice sweetness alternates with less than appealing funky aftertaste.
Nose is rather bourbony, with leather and solvent. Palate is woody and tannic, nutty -- almonds -- and with coconuts, too. Kinda bourbony still, but slight. Very light sweetness, and wasabi notes (I swear). Finish is quick, except lingering warmth. Despite the notes above, there's not a lot here to love and it's rather uninteresting. Water releases some feminine perfume scents and makes this a bit more enjoyable, but you're not missing anything here. (Upon discovering that this seems to be from the same batch as the other 40+ year North of Scotland I've tasted, I'm bummed!)