Actually if I am not mistaken, I think Tom and Barb had a bottle of the recreation made of this whisky by the distillery. I remember thinking it was a good lighter malt of today but feeling puzzled it didn't taste "historical". Now I see that really was the taste, as this article makes clear. I looked at Michael Jackson's late 1980's World Guide To Whisky and he mentions that the main malt made at the distillery today is Isle of Jura, a well-known lighter Hebrides malt. Jackson said (1987) that Jura was 8 years old and only lightly peaty with flowery and rounded notes - very similar to the findings of the researchers who e.g., pegged the age as between 5 and 10 but probably closer to 10. The only difference seems to be the slight feinty taste. If I had some Jura here, I'd add some drops of any new make spirit to try to get closer to that circa-1900 palate.

Gary