| Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points (Apr 2014)
Aromas are bright and mostly earthy with fresh cut grass, oats, and some light caramel. In the mouth there is a delicate sweetness, honeyed floral notes and soft baking spices. Light caramel and a touch of smoke in the silken body make this an elegant and luxurious whisky.
Wine Enthusiast 90 points (Dec 2011)
Crisp aromas of fresh cut wood, toasted grains and hints of salty toffee. Very silky texture coats the mouth nicely with subtle nutmeg, spiced lemon, and sweet wood flavors. Light smoke and caramel flavors linger long in the mouth.
Some of the Scotch is finished in Oloroso Sherry casks, which accounts for the honey and dried fruit fragrance. The spirit has a smooth, soft feel and a touch of juicy sweetness. Look for caramel and vanilla and rather aggressive oakiness, finishing with orange peel. Best with some time to open up.
— K.N. (12/15/2011)