First, we noticed lighter aromas of a paper bag filled with pick 'n' mix and a resinous, sweet, sappy scent before heavier notes of a buttoned leather armchair, pipe tobacco and hot cigar ash appeared. Fruity and floral on the palate, it was nutty, buttery and peppery and we detected traces of ‘old-school’ Highland heft in the form of a fragrant smoke. After reduction, we found honey and hessian cloth, which was wrapped around the bung many years ago. To taste, we found orange sponge cake soaked in brandy and treacle tart, as well as the smoking of a menthol cigarette. Following 12 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky into a refill medium toasted fine-grain French oak hogshead.