Colour: Rich amber
Nose: Complex, with distinctive butterscotch, sherried fruit and peat smoke aromas.
Flavour: Big, full-flavoured, with excellent balance, develops slowly, full of sherry sweet malty tones, and a touch peat smoke.
Finish: Long lasting and smooth, with a hint of spice and sherry sweetness.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 92 points - The nose is pungent with butter pastries, caramel and honeysuckle. The palate is saltier with notes of stone fruit, smoke and butterscotch. Incredibly round and smooth in texture like fine silk. Lovely to sip. (Apr 2014)
Nose begins with a sweet apple pie giving way to raisins and spices as the aroma settles in. Presents a complex nose worth the time to enjoy. Palate provides an oily texture immediately presenting you with the warm body where the alcohol is clearly present. The complexity reveals a predominate orange zest followed by oak flavors. The finish softens to a long warm oak with hints of smoke and oat flavors.