Deep amber color. Bold aromas of roasted pecans and almonds, sea salt, cedar, leather and incense with a silky, dryish medium body and a long, dried apricot, spice, melted chocolate, and mineral finish. A rich and delicious, nicely sherried single malt.
91 points, Beverage Testing Institute (Apr 2012)
Opening whiffs detect scents of toasted cereal grains and biscuit batter; air contact stimulates deeper aromas of peanut butter, buttered popcorn, wheat toast and lanolin. Palate entry is sweet, maple-like and sappy; the midpalate features oily flavors of roasted nuts, sautéed butter and nougat. Ends on a nutty, near honeyed note, with a trace of cigarette tobacco.
85-89 points, Wine Enthusiast (Nov 2005)