8-1/4 points Jim Murray (Whisky Magazine): "Nose: Attractively floral with significant oak input. Polished floorboards and a scattering of crushed hazelnut: firm to the point of being rock hard. Palate: Hard and bullet-like from the off with an almost Irish pot still firmness. Finish: Medium length and remains pretty sharp and crisp. Comment: Pretty impressive and singular in style. First-rate bittersweet balance."