Nose: wood, sweet, toffee, fruit, citrus, blood-oranges, HUGE amount of red grapefruits, dried fruits, prunes, wood, old book stores (which I love)
Palate: sweet, toffee, gingerbread, candied ginger, spicy, jalapeños, dried fruits, raisins
Finish: sweet, dried fruits, raisins, tannins, wood, metallic
Conclusion: the nose is fantastic, the taste is really nice, the finish is... I don't know if I really like the finish. There is a little left in the bottle, so I might do a comeback.
More info: Distilled in November 1996, matured in ex-Sherry butt #10097, bottled into one of only 413 bottles in January 2014.
A big thank you goes out to Douglas Laing for providing us with these samples