Full amber-gold hue. Lush peach and sweet smoky malt aromas. Full-bodied, with lovely vanilla and fruit flavors that persist through the elegant, lingering finish that shows fine malt persistence. Very complete, balanced and harmonious.
92 Points Wine Enthusiast - The bouquet is austere and leathery with curious aromas of beeswax, vegetable oil and oaky resin. Palate entry is focused on the resin; midpalate is splendidly multilayered and offers elements of black pepper, dried orange blossom, honeysuckle, dried fruit, sage, fennel and confections. Aftertaste is deep and unabashedly sweet and honeyed.
90 Points Whisky Advocate - More subtle and complex than the new 12 year old, and not as sweet. Creamy in texture and floral on the nose, with dried vanilla, gentle spice, nectarine, kiwi, plum, and lemon gum drops. Soft, elegant finish with a hint of mint. Great balance of a variety of flavors and lots of finesse. A well-crafted whisky!