This deep amber spirit, a blend of over 40 whiskies, has a sweet, deeply caramel scent, with a tinge of dried fruit. The flavor is oaky, smoky and dry; a little ice water mellows it nicely and coaxes out some burnt-caramel and raisiny notes. Lingering, moderately smoky finish.
90 points, Wine Enthusiast (Sep 2011)
Pale amber color. Attractive aroma of toasted grain, delicately smoky peat, dried fruits, and spices follow through on silky entry to a dryish medium-to-full body with very good depth and notes of buttery praline and roasted spiced nuts. Finishes with a gentle fruit, buttercream, anise, and mossy river stone accented fade. A delicious and masterfully balanced blend.
90 points, Beverage Testing Institute (Apr 2010)