Show rating data charts
Distribution of ratings for this:
Nose: soft, lemony, grassy/floral. Very lowland in style, though not as sweet as Glenkinchie. Opens up with the addition of an ice cube.
Taste: sweet, crisp attack on the palate. Quickly becomees peppery, and in spite of its unpeated origins it develops a stiff note of smoke, followed by a salty tang. Not a "big" whisky but it packs a punch.
Finish: fades rather quickly on that smoky, peppery note.
Balance: more of a subtle whisky along the lines of Auchentoshan, Glenmorangie, with perhaps a touch of Oban. The bittersweet balance is pleasing but could use a touch more substance. The initial surge of sweetness is very nice, though.