Nose: Seems like a 'young' nose for a malt of this age. Medicated shampoo, hedgerow, leafiness, hint of sulphur, some sappy oak, emergent citrus. Honeyed malt in the background.
Palate: Sweet entry; then earthy, sooty, youngish malt appears, with big hint of tropical citrus: Oranges, lemon and a lot of grapefruit. Toasted cereal in the background; a honeyed quality persists.
Finish: Warming, quite long. Becomes astringent, lemony, hot and spicy, with the malt in the background. The citrus slowly fades as a wet-paper oaky character comes through.
Comment: Shows a very differernt side to this distillery than the official 25yo expression. Where the latter is full and rich, this is more of a medium-weight, with a much lighter touch.