A limited batch release, Solera method, blended Scotch whisky with a high percentage of well-aged malts. A favourite tipple of many whisky consumers, writers and purveyors, this blend has an aroma which presents an interesting meeting of north-east and south-west characteristics; Speyside pear-drops and Islay peat smoke.
The mouth-feel is quite remarkably smooth, gentle and well balanced. The tip of the tongue detects traces of salt suggesting Skye; a trace of walnuts; the sweet-dry balance is well contrived and prevents the whisky cloying; the finish is satisfyingly extenuated. Overall impression is full-bodied and civilised; ideal for evening, even post-prandial drinking.