95 points Wine Enthusiast: "This dark and luscious spirit is made using 'high roast' malted barley to coax out chocolate and espresso flavors, then married with other 'rare and ancient' whiskies. The end result is a burnished copper glow, intense toffee aroma, resonating espresso, nut and toasty oak flavors and a lingering cinnamon-clove finish. Each sip warms all the way down. A soft, warm spirit in glossy, gift-worthy packaging. Alcohol 46%. (12/31/11)"
94 points Anthony Dias Blue (The Tasting Panel): "Soft, full-bodied, and elegant; mellow and smooth with toasty oak, spice, and vanilla. Balanced and deeply layered, this is a precise and complex knockout from this storied distiller. (Sep 2018)"