This whisky arrives on the front palate in a wave of sweet creme brulee toffee and vanilla, then opens to a profoundly oily/ velvetty mouth feel with nutty and oaky tones. The depth of flavour can only be described as 'gigantic'. Progressing to the finish, one feels a rolling thunder of warm and satisfying alcohol with a level of satisfaction that defies the a.b.v. of the spirit. The lingering aftertaste provides hints of Christmas spices and candied orange peel peeking through the warm and creamy alcoholic glow of this weighty dram. A BIG BIG whisky that delivers its punch in soft velvet gauntlets. Astonishing!