A classic Speysider, where every element is in balance.
So you smell and taste heather honey, contrasted with malty notes, and complemented by sweet spices. The woody flavours and sherry influence are there, but never dominating. The honey becomes more prominent in the finish, leaving a long aftertaste with a suggestion of waxy honeycomb.
Such great balance makes for a versatile whisky, good at any time.
Secret hint: try a glass of Glenfarclas and three Maltesers