This smells really, really yummy. Honey, barley, some sherry, and cloves. The palate delivers on the yum. Yum! Easy-drinking, yet full of flavor. Mainly moderate sherry, honey, and very light spice... that doesn't sound like much, but what's here works very well. Semi-dry. Finish is long, warming, and never hot. This is one I kept having to retaste, and never could quite put a finger on what it is I like about it... but I like it!
N: Initially oak dominated, then the richness and flan-like burnt sugar rancio thing gets going (yeah I use that word too much, step off). I remarked "This is old". And I was right! P: Vegetal and spicy with some light smoke. F: Smoke gets mixed up with a little cherry sherry, almost goes medicinal but never gets there. Doesn't really matter, it works just fine.
When this was tasted blind, I never would have thought that it was 30 years old. It was still light and fruity and had some oak vanillas but not like most 30 year olds I have had. It was good ad solid whisky but nothing special at all. I would have said it was mid-teens at best and not worth the price tag (although still decent for a 30 year).