12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
The best affordable whisky,
By 'affordable' I mean below £50 (as of June 2013).
The aroma is rich - very rich. You get massive smoke. Then iodine, spice, sherry and sweet toffee/vanilla. Simply sniffing it is worth the price.
Then there's the taste. It's thick and syrupy. There is smoke and sherry and dates and peat and oak and the richest of rich christmas cake. And more smoke.
The finish is long. It is spice and sweet vanilla and more fruit and smoke and is still there 20 minutes later.
The whisky mellows after a few months of the bottle being opened. In my opinion, this does not improve the whisky. It's best if the bottle is consumed in short order.