Nose: Fragrant, perfumed with cigar leaf, leather, rope. Sherried fruitiness. Hint of peat.
Palate: Thick, buttery. Feinty, waxy honey. Chewy oak. Sweetness.
Finish: Pungent, smoky, vanilla, bitter on the tail.
Did someone throw in a Bowmore cask? Or is just coincidence that the 2 distilleries fall under one holding company and this expression tastes so much like bourbon-casked Bowmore?
25th July 2010
What a wonderful whisky this is - flavoursome yet never overpowering! There are several layers of flavours of sherry, mild peat, oak and honey. A superb example of the Distillers magic.
16th December 2009