Bottled at 21 years of age. First sniffs detect an immediate rush of heather, green pepper and sweet grain; further aeration allows the aroma to show delicate hints of unsweetened coconut, banana cream, light toffee and smoke. Palate entry is resiny/woody; at midpalate there's a gentle sting of mature spirit on the tongue and echoes of honey and vanilla. Finish is long, sweet, malty and honeyed. A Northern Highlands malt whisky at the height of its powers. .