This single malt whisky has been matured in new French casks made from Limousin oak. The oak impart rich, spicy and smoky notes that perfectly complement the fruity and floral flavors of the whisky.
Wine Enthusiast (WE): 90-95
"First whiffs pick up scents of fresh pineapple, cedar, and paraffin; later sniffings detect subtle notes of baked pear and sweet oak. Palate entry features a firm, moderately oily, and velvety texture; by midpalate, integrated flavors of ripe peach, pear drops and bran delight the taste buds. Finish is extended, semisweet and coconut-like. Replaces the 12-year-old French Oak Finish. Best Buy. - P.P. (2/1/2005) - Superb/Highly Recommended"