Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points - (Great Value,Tried & True Award)- Beautiful in the glass, a bright copper hue. Complex, concentrated, deeply grainy/malty aromas rise from the glass in waves. Tastes of malt, unsweetened dry breakfast cereal, brown rice. Elegant, hearty, classic Highland malt of genuine substance. (Mar 2015)
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.