Nose: Pine oils, fresh. Sweetness, nutty, smoky. Stem ginger, bog myrtle, acacia honey.
Palate: Floral, grassy. Heather and hedgerow berries. Buttery, spicy.
Finish: Quite sweet, tannic. Citrus notes, a tad more stem ginger, zesty.
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This is a very fine light zesty dram, perfect for the warmer days of the year. I love the hint of smoke. Shame it is being discontinued - I am still looking for some remotely similar.
8th January 2015
There are very few times in my life where I will refer to a whisky ad bad. And by bad I don't mean I didn't like it. I just mean it isn't balance, it isn't well made, and it just isn't tasty. Benromach tried to go for the heavily peated speyside style and got it completely off. I have however decided to give benromach another go with their 30 year old, and I will post my review there.
9th December 2014
Lack of colour is a good thing it means none little colour is added.
21st February 2014
This is the one to try for value for money. Not many know more about Scotch whiskey than Gordon & Macphail a traditional company with ethics and standards. Johnny Norfolk.
This bottle goes for like 29 bucks in Buffalo, NY and I swear it stands up to 70-80 dollar bottles. I agree with the Smoked ham on the nose and it is a bit firey but man the flavor sits on your tongue about 5 times as long as others in the price range. Love it. Not a showstopper, but trounces its peers.
14th February 2014
Purchased primarily because it was on special offer but now glad we did. One of the palest whiskies around but what it lacks in colour it certainly makes up for in both aroma and flavour. Have to disagree with the chaps on this one because this is distinctly smoked ham and sweet apple sauce on the nose and palate with an extremely salty, satisfying finish that lingers long on the tongue. Well worth a try - at the right price.
8th February 2014
Great Balance Of Sherry and Peat, sometimes you look at a bottle that seem just too cheap, make you wonder if the quality will be there. But this one was way better than expected!
1st November 2013
Really enjoyed this one, will be ordering another soon. Excellent value for money.
24th July 2012