A bit rough (in the good way) with the Island salty-earthy character in the taste. The oak plays its part as well. Getting quite sweet actually alongside the dried fruits and cigar notes. It´s only 43%, but the finish is actually quite long. The sweet vanilla is the last thing left.
This just taste like old school - good quality – whisky. Good from the moment the smell hangs in the air, until you feel the last flavours disappears in your mouth. If the new Highland Park 12 yo tasted like this, I would come back often! I will give this 88/100 (22/22/22/22).