Amber/orange color. The assertive, aldehydic, dry nose offers hints of hay, cooked rice, corn husk, iodine and toasted cereal. Once on the palate, voluptuous tastes of smoke, iodine, and soft peat come together in a graceful, well-coordinated dance of flavor. It ends rather smokily with a sweet, toffee tail. No question but that the 15 years of aging really makes the difference in this medium- to full-bodied Scotch, as the various components complement each other beautifully. A prime example of the glories of blending.
90-95 points, Wine Enthusiast (2001)