It was down to a bit of luck (and poor football) that led me to this bottle. A bet at work with a Liverpool fan (easily won by me) meant that he had to buy me a bottle of whisky. There i was expecting something standard when i opened the bag and found this beauty! I was well impressed, and that continued when i got around to opening the bottle recently.
It has a wonderful light golden yellow colour which really draws you in, wanting more! On the nose i found pine cones, like a woodland smell which reminded me of old camping weeks away to Danbury with school! Also hints of digestive biscuit, and a light bourbon aroma.
To taste, its a smooth dram, with the woodland aroma continuing through to your tastebuds! After leaving it to "breathe" for a while, it seemed to lighten as well, and bring out a fruityness that wasnt there on first sip. The finish was fairly short, but it was a tangy/zingy one that you wouldnt forget for a while!
All in all, i notice i can waffle in these reviews, but seriously it's a really enjoyable whisky, soft yet powerful in its own way, a higher class of Macallan!