Color: Burnished Gold
Nose: At bottle strength the influence of the two styles of maturation casks compliment each other producing a full bodied smooth aroma. The maturity that shows through comes from the American barrels and the spicy creamy nose from the old style smaller casks. A touch of water allows the full complexity of the Highland Peated Malt to appear. The rich softness linked with smooth, slightly dry aroma is combined with just enough earthy peat smoke to avoid being overpowering.
Palate: At bottle strength the full rich flavors burst and fill the mouth with a creamy peat tang and a touch of vanilla's soft gentleness. If a touch of water is added then the flavors increase with the addition of a sweet ripe fruit start followed by the tang of peat.
Finish: Full, succulent and quite long.
80 Proof Single Malt Scotch