| Ultimate Beverage Challenge 92 points (Mar 2013)
Has an amber hue, and offers a lavish nose of orange pulp and leather. The palate is rich with a multitude of flavors including dark chocolate, cinnamon, caramel, leather and tobacco. The finish is long, with a peppery note.
Wine Enthusiast 96 points (Dec 2008)
The wonderful bouquet includes scents of bacon fat, honey, orange rind with deeper smells of black pepper, cinnamon, vanilla bean and pipe tobacco. Entry is silky smooth, semisweet, concentrated and honeyed; the midpalate offers grainy sweet, yet spicy, tangy, fruity, nutty and floral tastes. The oak element really emerges in the aftertaste, ideally completing this sensational blended Scotch. One of the finest blended Scotches in the world.
— P.P. (12/1/2008) — 96-100