Nose: Spicy, peppered seafood. Light oak. A little sherry, chocolate and golden syrup. Tabasco sauce. Honey and a very faint touch of mint. Citrus fruit. Something very slightly yeasty in the background.
Palate: Sweet, oily and fairly briny. Lemon. A little woody. Honey and quite sherried. Some pepper kicks in soon after.
Finish: Some peat smoke. Leathery? Pepper, sherry sweetness and lemon.
Rich, thick and very satisfying. A definite notch up from the 10yo, though it isn't as powerful. Marvellous whisky; I could drink this all day!
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