Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points – (Tried & True Award)- Amber/gold color.Lightly toasted aromas of bread dough, sesame, palm oil, roasted malt delight the senses. Flavors include cookie batter, brown sugar, honey, praline, mustard seed. Aftertaste is extended, chewy in texture, oily, resiny, classy. (Mar 2015)
Wine Enthusiast 90 points – 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) (Dec 2011)
Appearance: Honeyed gold
Nose: Rich, rounded and sweet with dried fruits and a complex floral fragrance.
Palate:The taste is balanced between honey, malt and flowery scents. Dates and figs emerge in the background with a hint of wood smoke.
Finish: The finish is long and enticing with the sweetness of dried fruit and subtle dryness of Oloroso nuttiness.