| Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points (Mar 2015)
(Tried & True Award)- Gorgeous orange/bronze appearance is bedazzling. Sports the emblematic Islay aromas of campfire, smoked fish, tobacco ash, toasted marshmallow, coffee bean. Taste profile highlights the peat smoke but doesn’t sacrifice elegance and harmony in the process. State-of-the-art Islay.
Wine Enthusiast 90 points (Jun 2006)
Soy sauce, olive brine, peat, honey, oloroso Sherry, brewer’s yeast, bread dough, barley malt and cigar smoke in the bouquet. The flavor that magically includes the innate intense peatiness of Islay malts and the masterly employment of oak barrels phase defines "classy Islay.” Concludes sweetly, without sacrificing the tangy, astringent peatiness that is inherent. Gorgeous.
— P.P. (4/1/2004) — 90-95