94 Points, Distiller.com; Double Gold Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition
The whisky is fashionably late to show up, but what an impression it makes when it finally does. There's not much on the nose, initially, except raisins and a wisp of smoke. You taste it and the whisky is still playing coy, and then BAM! The flavors completely flood your palate. Dried fruits, nuts, cereal, dark chocolate, dark honey, violets, dried herbs--the list seems endless. The pleasant aftertaste lingers with lightly charred smoke and fruity sherry notes.