The whisky from this mysterious Speyside distillery is always a rarity, as it has practically never been available in official bottlings. The influence of a 2-year finish in first fill Oloroso butt is evident in the vinous and slightly acidic note on the nose... although the "fat" style of the distillery is noticeable in a curious buttery hint.
The palate is dominated by dried fruit, especially almonds: at times it almost seems like a marzipan biscuit! There are also light notes of raisins and dried apricots, and a contrast between the generally austere style, the tannins of the wood, and a honeyed base.
The tannic and austere side wins in the end, with a wood-oriented, herbaceous finish, and again with a hint of bitter almonds.