Nose: Cereals, barley sugars, sherry. Fruitcake, oily, nutty.
Palate: Medium body, clean. Malt, estery fruit. Sherry. Nutty.
Finish: Nutty, almonds, oily, smoke, oak.
I'm generally less interested in Speys, but this malt has a fuller, more intriguing flavor to me. Smooth, nice finish, great lesser known malt.
29th August 2013
Thick sherry coat on this one, and the underlying spirit seems just as meaty as Mortlach, with more peat. A somewhat dry but full sherry flavor and a bit of farm. Reminds me a bit like Edradour and Glenfarclas, with a swell little peat blast in there.
Would buy again in a heartbeat, one of the best values still around. It's a shame Diageo seems to have released this with their standard "feature malt" presentation, at 43% with chill filtration and (probably, but hard to say how much) e150a coloring.
21st August 2013
I really liked this bottle. It's varm, a lot of oak, some spice and also nice sherried sweetness. Perhaps this won't be the crown jewel of your collection, but it's great value for money.
24th July 2013
Brought a bottle after a tour of the Talisker distillary oddly enough. completely differant flavour to my usual preferance, im very much into my Laphroaig.
But this was Very smooth, and VERY warm, and whilst the sherry essence and the fruit flavours are right there from the start, they are not overpowering. Quite possibly my second favourite malt, and not that pricey either.
1st September 2011