This is a highly regarded Highland distillery near the Black Isle. An old bottle has recently broken auction records. This, more reasonably priced sample, is bright apricot in colour with a heady, fruity nose; peaches and apricot jam with a tasted, biscotti note at the back. The taste is minty (humbugs). Water brings out the classic oiliness associated with this distillery but it lightens quickly leaving a light, grassy dram with hints of toffee bon-bons. Overall, it is a lighter than its age would suggest but enjoyed by the Panel.