Wine Enthusiast 94 points - Despite the rich, buttery scent this single malt sips relatively dry. Rounded pear and sherry notes lead the palate at first, drying to leather and cigar wrapper and finishing long, with lemon zest and ginger zing. Water brings out more fruit, a tinge of violet, sprinkles of brown sugar and cinnamon sweetness, and a smoky whiff on the finish. Amazing complexity. (Dec 2017)
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points - A rich and unctuous mouthfeel makes it a pleasure to keep in the mouth and glean flavors of dried flowers, turbinado sugar, fennel seed, and toasted dark bread. The finish is long, but light and fresh, concealing its age.
-2019 Ultimate Spirits Challenge (Excellent, Highly Recommended) (Tried & True Award) (Apr 2019)