| Wine Enthusiast 90 points (Dec 2014)
Bright topaz in the glass, this 12-year-old blend of over 40 whiskies has a pleasant fresh apple and vanilla scent. Polished, versatile and flavorful, look for creamy caramel and vanilla accented by dried orange peel and honeysuckle. - K.N.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 92 points (Mar 2015)
(Great Value,Tried & True Award)- Brilliant amber/topaz color offers orange core flashes. Mature, biscuity, salty aromas are harmonious, roasted, candied, bittersweet, bakery-like. Tastes include baking spices, in particular, allspice plus more subtle notes of sea salt, wood smoke, smoked fish, peat, dark caramel. Finish is a banquet of varied, but integrated flavors.