Appearance: Natural colour; burnished gold, clear and bright
Nose: Rich, mature oak; top note of aromatic smoke
Palate: Rich, full flavour; honey and peat
Finish: Soft, round and long
Wine Enthusiast 96 points - Opening aromas are of sea breeze, cigar smoke, oak and malted barley; air contact releases light caramel, fudge, cocoa bean, burnt candle wick and heather. Entry is the most complex of any whisky; midpalate soars on oak, spirit and grain tastes. The greatest distilled spirit of this generation. Buy whatever you can find.
— P.P. (11/15/2008) — 96-100 (Nov 2008)
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 97 points - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2011 Chairman's Trophy. Classic aromas of dry cereal, baker's yeast, malt and light spice; tastes include cooking spices (thyme), dry sherry, toasted malt and almonds; one of a kind. (Mar 2011)