I picked up TWO life-waters today. Very happy with both.
One is Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength (120 US proof/60% ABV). I last had this about ten years ago when it was full of raisins and butterscotch but had no age statement. Now it's 10 years old and considerably more complex, but I think a little drier with a just a smidge of tartness on the roof of the mouth. An odd placement for a tart note, but it works. (I do note with irony that it carries an age statement now; Glenfarclas is imported by Sazerac.)
The other is Springbank 12 year old Cask Strength (106.2 US proof/53.1% ABV). This is Springbank, only more so. So much brine that for a minute I mistook it for peat and thought they might have accidentally bottled Longrow in the wrong bottle. Springbank is my absolute favorite whisky to sip when the weather is chilly, damp, and preferably misty or foggy. This expression is beautifully intense.