Region A newer expression of this classic Highland Scotch.
Appearance Deep gold; almost polished bronze.
Body Medium in body. Soft and golden syrup-smooth.
Nose Broad, firm, smooth and clean, yet with a compelling, sweet, honeyed, dessert character. Fragrant, smooth waxiness underscores glimpses of fruit.
Palate A balancing ripe autumn-fruit tartness. Growing spicy, with gingerbread; then denser with rich malt loaf, molasses and mint; and later soft, distant smoke.
Finish Lingering and comforting with a pleasingly chewy conclusion. Smooth and unctuous with sweet malt, raisins and dark chocolate.
Expert ReviewsInsights from some of the best in the business
Served straight from the freezer, it was delicious: rich, oily, with just a perfect amount of sweetness balanced with a drier edge at the back of the palate.
Alwynne Gwilt, August 2015, www.misswhisky.com