Bright orange amber color. Aromas of toasty grain, sweet cream, honey and dried fruits have a delicate mossy, peat note and follow through on a soft supple entry to dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with refined depth and balance. Concludes with lush buttery praline, sweet brown spices, and damp earth accents on the long, gentle finish. A very elegant and nuanced single malt that is eminently drinkable.
93 points, Beverage Testing Institute (May 2010)
Celebrating a special birthday? Here’s your bottle: one of the few Scotches finished in Caribbean rum casks. Most of the flavor in this bright amber spirit is on the finish, with its lingering Sherried-fruit, caramel and nuts. A splash of water further amps up the flavor. Pairs well with savory game dishes as well as fruit desserts.
91 points, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2011)
Soothing and seamless on the nose and palate with chewy toffee, molasses, nougat, almond butter, vanilla fudge, cinnamon spice, and nutmeg, along with gentle tobacco notes emerging later on the palate. A pleasing dry finish offsets the sweeter notes. A delicious whisky from beginning to end.
89 points, Whisky Advocate (Vol. 16, #1)