Show rating data charts
Distribution of ratings for this:
I have been looking forward to reviewing this bottle for a while. I was initially unsure if this was going to be a gimmick or a genuine contender to start to rival it's Northern neighbours. Clearly it is not possible to compete with some of the aged malts or big hitting distilleries but it gives it a damn good go.
This chapter 6 I have is cask 248 - 252 and is 3 years, 1 month old. It is pale in the glass like Sauternes and bottled at 46%. The nose is grassy, citrus, musty banana sweets and vanilla.
Upon tasting you wouldn't guess its age. It is clean, soft and not harsh. You get honey, oak, slightly spices with oak and citrus. It is pleasantly fruity.
The finish carries this on with a peppery tingle, light spice and smooth.
Water closes the nose slightly at first but then brings out more fruit notes and it softens and mellows beautifully.
Really worth trying. They are doing all the right things so whilst it's not Highland Park 40, it isn't try to be and for the money it is competing with older and better established scotches.
A wonderful fruity Summer dram.