Rich amber with yellow gold highlights. A deep and robust maltiness shows through at the very start of the nose that is accompanied by a gentle Highland peat smoke tang. This full flavor slowly fades to allow the sweeter fruitier flavors of apples, pears and heavy honey maturity to show through. There is a challenging and exciting taste that at the same time is round and warming. This superb flavor is full of rich malts and maturity that slowly fades to a silky rounded texture. This whisky is a delight, full of depth and substance. Well balanced with a clean busy flavored fullness that ends with a slow fading of flavors.