Ultimate Beverage Challenge 96 points - The aromatics are amazingly generous with scents redolent of rare, reserve casks of rum with sweet malt, mocha, orange zest, and roasted walnuts. The palate is like velvet in its texture with a firm toasted grain note emerging on the finish along with br (Mar 2012)
Wine Enthusiast 95 points - This dark and luscious spirit is made using "high roast” malted barley to coax out chocolate and espresso flavors, then married with other "rare and ancient” whiskies. The end result is a burnished copper glow, intense toffee aroma, resonating espresso, nut and toasty oak flavors and a lingering cinnamon-clove finish. Each sip warms all the way down. A soft, warm spirit in glossy, gift-worthy packaging.
— K.N. (Dec 2011)