Very different from the 1938. Nose of wet dog, more sherry than the 1938. Spices and tea (Earl Grey and some kind of breakfast blend), and though there's a tea-like quality to the 1938, this one has it much stronger. An immensely-enjoyable, immensely-drinkable, elusively complex delight.
N: Big old oak, ranico, organic notes, soy sauce, wet dog, banana bread. Sick! P: Delicious, strong woody notes are well balanced with rich sherry. Lots of little notes of dessert sauces, chocolate, berries. F: Confection-like sweetness continues to balance the dryer oak notes. As with many of these super-old whiskies, the oak factor comes strongly into play, but in this case it works in favor rather than against.