Malt Advocate 87 points - This oft-overlooked Speysider has been frustratingly variable in the past, but now seems to have hit greater consistency. Worm tubs and weird stills combine to give a complex malt, but one that needs help from oak to blossom fully. There are hedgerow aromas: black currant leaf, hawthorn berries, and lots of honey. A chestnut note continues on the tongue where, on the finish, a hint of smoke lurks.
(Summer 2012) Reviewed by: Dave Broom
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points - The aromatics leap from the glass filling the room with the sweet scents of malt, ripe orchard fruits, creme caramel, wild flower honey, banana bread with hints of oak and smoke. Perfectly balanced with a creamy texture that gives way to a complex spice (Mar 2012)
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Rich, dryish and complex, fragrant and flowery, with notes of grass and smoke.
Medium-body, smooth and firm; clean, round, malty and well-balanced with a lingering malt and soft smoke.