Wine Enthusiast Review
While "extra finished" for two years in ruby Port casks, the impact on the spirit is minimal, imparting a rose-gold hue and a shadow of red berry flavor. Though it lacks the "wow factor" of the Nectar d'Or, it's still quite good: Expect a warm, fruity scent with a hint of cedar and a smooth caramel-honey flavor with baking spices on the finish.
Dark mint chocolate, tangerines and Seville oranges mingle with sandalwood and walnut before giving way to a spicy finish of pepper and nutmeg. Mint chocolate and walnuts envelop the palate like velvet, laying the foundations for rose, Turkish delight and sweet Seville oranges. Long lasting silky aftertaste leaving dark chocolate mints and traces of orange. Sunlit rose gold.
92 Proof Single Malt Scotch
Posted by Whiskey Pat on 1st Feb 2013
This scotch has become a mainstay at my bar. It is everything a Highland/Speyside should be. It has just enough smoke, spice, and fruit. Several of my poker-playin' whiskey-sippin' agreed it was one of the best single malts they had tried as well.
If you want a grand wee dram and have a US Grant to spare, get this. I think it is much better than either the Lasanta (sitting half-consumed in my basement) or the Nectar d'Oro (which I tried at Keen Steakhouse in NYC).
A Whisky Fan