A big, crisp, dry and very aromatic nose with hints of heather and peat.
Light to medium.
Smooth, soft and lasting flavours of heather, honey sweetness and vanilla followed by deeper citrus-fruit flavours and hints of malted bread.
Long, lingering, surprisingly intense finish that starts sweetly, then gives way to smoke, peat and malt.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points - Possesses a gold hue. Honey and honeysuckle aromas dominate the nose. The palate shows warming flavors of sweet spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg, along with custard and honey. Provides a long malty finish with a hint of vanilla bean. (Mar 2013)
A great malt which Jim Murray awarded 95 points in his Whisky Bible, this is excellent value for money. The flavors are simple, but flawless, a clean, crisp 15 year old from the Dalwhinnie distillery, also part of Diageo's Classic Malts range.
Nose: Aromatic, toffee, fruit salad, lush nectarine, custard. Floral, apple blossom, honeysuckle. Apple peels, pear, touch of smoke.
Palate: Malty. Walnuts steeped in manuka honey with vanilla sponge. Gentle smoke weaves its way through the cereal with a touch of spice.
Finish: Long, malty, walnut, almond.