Ultimate Beverage Challenge 92 points - Dark gold hue. Rich toffee and butterscotch notes on the nose. There is a hint of salt water in the aroma, while the palate is voluptuous with dried ginger flavors, along with butter, peat and salt. The long finish leaves the impression of dark spices. Shows a lot of complexity on the nose and palate. (Mar 2013)
Very pleasant aroma, with notes of chardonnay, peat, sturdy Highland malt, and a good whiff of the sea. Palate is salty and cerealy with honey and malt notes. The texture is fantastic: pebbles, maybe, or sand; something to give it a slightly abrasive, grainy texture. This is accomplished, however, without any unpleasant roughness or "scouring" feeling. Distinctly salty, perhaps notes of caramel. A lot of toffee and some warmth in the finish. Without a doubt quite enjoyable, especially as an aperitif to seafood or alongside oysters on the half shell.