Nose: Sherried, sultana, earthen. Lemon grass and a soft smoke.
Palate: Rich, barley, honey counteracts the oak. Touch of peat, aniseed.
Finish: Decent length, honey, dry oak, touch of smoke.
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As someone who always enjoys a 15 year old Dalwhinnie and a 15 year old Balvennie I thought I would give this a try, what a wonderful decision on my behalf. This has now become my sipping malt, its rich smooth taste, almost creamy and a slight hint of caramel (I guess this is where the honey interacts with the oak). Worth every penny, friends who have had a dram or two with me have been converted as well, I will be purchasing more so as to retain a decent stock level!
7th December 2009