Typical aroma expected with a wine-finished whisky. Signs of old oak aging with a fruitiness similar to that of old bourbon casks. Nicely subtle entry of the malt with the fading of the fruitiness.
Silky smooth on the first sip the evolves into an overwhelmingly malty palate with subtle honey edges. Slight hints of vanilla and citrus with a background of delicate smokiness.
Pleasant nose but a little rough on the taste buds. Missing finesse.
Juicy delivery that leads into a barely sugar backing with sweet reinforcements. Slight oakiness with a slow spice profile.
Firm aroma and a wonderful taste. Hints of apple and toffee with less evident malt and spices. Wonderful oak characteristics giving this one high quality complexity for the price.
Nice, complex peatiness to this one. Picked it up in a Duty Free. Potent on the palate but smooths out quickly. One of my favorites from the Islay region.
Very aromatic nose with a delicate first sip. Complex whisky with a sweet yet dry, young but oaky characteristic. Subtle toastiness with a nice smokey background. Great for the price.
The aging in these French Sauternes barrels really compliments the whisky. A touch of heat and spice with a hint of cinnamon that rounds out to a wonderful finish of apple. Very well balanced and smooth…
Wonderfully near-perfect sherry nose and taste. Soft beginning with a tremendous spice character that smooths out to a nice clean finish. In my opinion worth the money over the 12 year. Have yet to have…
Sweet Sherry taste dominates with subtle hints of barely and grape. Wonderfully balanced with a common sherry them throughout. Well blended with a touch of the Macallan spice. Worth the money.