This beautiful golden spirit’s nose releases honeyed nuts and a slightly sea-induced salty tang. Rich toffee and leathery oak aromas can be sensed upon further inspection. The palate is influenced by mellow sherried nuts and shavings of the finest natural oak wood.
The voyage ends with dry notes that are interspersed with mixed spices fading magnificently into a light salt and sherry finale.
Wine Enthusiast 80 points - Intensely malty. The palate entry is off-dry, slightly salty and intensely cereal-like; the midpalate stage highlights the medium-sweet grain and oak. Finishes off-dry to medium sweet and grainy-malty.
— P.P. (8/1/2006) — 80-84 (Aug 2006)
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points - Ultimate Beverage Challenge (Mar 2011)
Our 18 year old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky has also been re-introduced as an un-chillfiltered spirit, a move which has excited whisky lovers and experts from across the world. With the move to un-chillfiltered at a higher strength of 46.3%, the packaging has been slightly revised to complement the new expression. The label highlights the move to natural colour and un-chillfiltered. The bottle is now presented in a quality gift carton containing a booklet with information on the brand.