Smoke nose; luscious spice and honey with notes of citrus, caramel and peat; mellow, creamy and smoky but always focused and elegant; lush bready and showing vanilla and subtle flavors.
91 points, Tasting Panel (Dec 2011)
It’s a refreshing change of pace to see an Islay Scotch that’s not teeming with peatiness. Instead, this honey-colored spirit offers a well-balanced mix of smoke and caramel, with a malty, cookie-dough sweetness in the background, finishing with allspice and caramel. Most of the smoke is on the nose, and the distiller’s tasting notes advise: “to fully enjoy the aroma, savour it outside in the fresh air.”
88 points, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2011)