The whisky is composed of a blend of 67% malt whisky from Islay, Speyside and Highlands regions of Scotland, together with 33% grain whisky from a Lowland distillery in Fife. The Islay malt (approximately 20% of the blend) comes from a distillery on the south shore of the island, and is vatted with a fruity malt from the village of Brora and a rich, sherried Speyside malt from the Aberlour region (approximately 33% of the blend). The whiskies have matured in a combination of first-fill sherry casks, first-fill and refill ex-bourbon barrels and new French oak casks.
n: citrus wax and smoke, paper char and ash, with a honey cracker base. Craft glue and damp straw.
t: young and fruity with a strong smoky charred oak backbone. Red fruit jam on dark toasted wheat bread. Nice sherry barrel influence with some prickly edges, but still pleasant enough. Finish is peat, cinnamon toothpick, and strawberry preserves. This is a great smoky blend, perfect for a premium well scotch; the price makes it a no-brainer. [B-/B]