"The first nosing passes discover scents of walnuts, grass and dark toffee; aromas of black tea and tobacco come to the forefront. Entry is delightfully grainy,malty and vanilla bean-bittersweet; the midpalate is silky,creamy,Sherry-sweet, pruny, black raisin-like and delicious. Ends on a medium-sweet dark chocolate note. A terrific 12 Year Old."
"Earthy nose, driven by autumn leaves and toasted grains . In the mouth it is light with red apple and stone fruit notes, spicy and warm mid-palate. The finish is long and leaves a pleasant pear bitters sensation."
- 90 Points, Ultimate Beverage Challenge