A very popular highland dram, with a big sherry presence alongside sweet citrus fruit notes and a faintly detectable whiff of brine. Picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010.
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CountryScotlandRegionHighlandBottlerDistillery BottlingAge12 Year Old
This single malt stands out on many levels. Great value. Great provenance. Great uniqueness of character. And of course great aroma, taste, texture and finish. What would it be like at 43 or 46%, un-chillfiltered and non-caramelized (E150)..? The mind boggles, as it is already, despite all the branding, a whisky that magically stays true to its provenance and just delivers time after time! And oh, yeah, another of it's great strengths is the consistency, bottle after bottle, year after year...
- anonymous, 2 days ago
Bought my first bottle a couple of weeks ago based on decent reviews and when I tried it I was quite disappointed, finding it a bit bland. Now the bottle has been open a week or so and after sampling again I was pleasantly surprised. I still found it light and delicate but it's a distinctive malt and I would love to try the 17yr and 21yr next.
- The Colonel, 4th April
Big sherry presence? This whisky is matured in ex-bourbon casks. Great dram for the money though. just wish it was given a craft presentation.
- Mike Barber, 24th March
Clean and zingy, very fresh. Some peat but also honey and nuts. I did get a little of the salty brine flavour but certainly not unpleasant, for the money I doubt you could pick up anything as complex as this.
- Matt, 13th February
Bought this on a whim as I fancied a change from my usual (Laphroaig QC) so glad I did, this is a brilliant dram for the money with such a unique taste. In this price bracket im yet to try anything that compares.
- JC , 3rd January
Absolute perfection, a fantastic taste with very little lingering after taste. By far the best I have tasted and my favourite.
- Mr Wise, 24th Dec '12
A fantastic drop. Prefer over others in its class.
- anonymous, 12th Dec '12
A lovely malt, & you can definitely taste a bit of the sea in this one. Recommended.
- Rick., 22nd Nov '12
Best Malt Ive tried (until the 21 yr old pulteney arrives) very smooth and easy to drink not overly peaty or smokey just a dam good whisky.
- Phil Starkey, 6th Nov '12
Blimey, this is good stuff. Best highland out there for under 25 quid, what more could you ask for? (Apart from a free bottle!)
- anonymous, 26th Jul '12
Wow.....best I've had in a while. No need for ice or water. Love it neat. Will buy again
- Michael H., 4th May '12
Not bad, not bad. Above average in it's class. On par with Balvenie Double Wood.
- Jamie H, 9th Mar '12
Definite tang of brine when you first stick your nose in the glass. Well balanced but unremarkable. Good value for money though at this price!
- Gordon Reeves, 15th Jan '12
not being a great fan of whiskeys in general, and scotch in particular, i approached my birthdat present with caution. What a revalation !! At last, a single malt I can drink and enjoy! To my uneducated palate it is pleasantly smooth but challenges the taste buds to a duel of flavours. I'll certainly be buying more when this bottle is empty, (won't be long ), and may even stretch to the 21 yr version!! Bring it on.
- Pete May (sassanach), 13th Nov '11
Take a sip, close your eyes and allow yourself to be transported to the north coast of Scotland, where a howling cold wind blows, with sea spray and rain hitting your face, then allow this beautiful Whisky to warm you from head to toe. Love it.
- Bert, 19th Oct '11
I liked it,but i would like a bit more smoke in hte ending
- norwegian26, 3rd Oct '11
Beautiful, slightly salty and fruity with a gentle finish. A good starting point to explore the world of whisky.
- Craig Bryant, 15th May '11
Beautiful. Unpeated, slightly salty with a terrific nose and silky mouth feel. Fruity, complex and delicious.