My Tasting Notes:
Colour: Bright gold
Nose: Freshly cut wood, hay, honey, bees wax, lemon zest, hints of nutmeg.
Palate: Honey, raisins, apples, caramel, hints of nutmeg and pepper.
Finish: Long fruity and slightly spicy.
Overall: In a way this is Burn Stewart’s Highland equivalent of the Bunnahabhain Darach Ur. It’s not bad at all, but it does not have the richness of its cousin from Islay.
Rating: 83/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$
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Scored blind for the Malt Maniacs Awards 2011 – Re-tasted for notes