Country: Scotland
Region: Speyside
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 53.8%
Score: 96 points

The nose is slightly nutty and dry, with a touch of fresh sawdust. The driness extends to the taste, with a rich, complex spiciness that hints of black pepper and has just a hint of oak underneath it. A touch of water mutes the impact, but not the complexity of this spirit, which finishes with a lingering touch of smokiness that’s not peaty, but more like the damp wood chips one would use in a meat smoker. A perfect dram to sip by the fireplace!