Color: Yellow gold
Nose: Light candle wax, with some sugar. A faint floral fragrance. Wax comes up with water - scented candle wax. Dried flowers on a beach. Later, brown sugar.
Palate: Pleasant mouthfeel, not as waxy as some expressions; maritime generally.
Finish: Some salt in the aftertaste; dryish, even slightly bitter finish.
92 Proof Single Malt Scotch
Posted by Unknown on 5th Mar 2013
This coastal Highland has a great mouthfeel. Great nose, as well, and you know from first sniff that it's going to have a lot going on. Tasting confirms the promised complexity. The balance is really nice. Sharp at first taste, it almost immediately mellows out, with a hint of port in the middle, and then a smooth yet tingly finish. A bit of fruit, a bit of woody smoke. Definitely "thicker" and a bit smoother than Oban 14. This strikes me as a lot better whisky than you'd expect for just over $50.
I've had this in the past, and so far, it's every bit as good as I had remembered, and actually a bit beyond my expectations.