Country: Scotland
Region:
Type: Blended Scotch
Bottler: Beam Global
ABV: 42.8%
Score: 90 points

This Blended Scotch is made with 65% malt, which is unusually high for a blend, but it shows in the nose and taste. The nose has notes of baked apples and pears, a soft peatiness (Ardmore is the fingerprint malt, and one of the rare peated Highland malts) and a touch of orange peel. The taste is spicy and smoky with a good complexity and fruity touches balanced by a good smokiness, a touch of oak, along with cinnamon and pepper spice. The finish is long and smooth, with soft spices and fruits balanced by a gentle smokiness, Excellent!  (March, 2013)