The container was pretty high on the fact that this was a highland malt WITH coastal influences. This scared me. Highland malts are usually pretty dependable for my palate but comparisons to island scotches really shrink my testes. But I was intrigued and dove right in.
The smell only fuelled the intrigue. No peat, no salt. A solid butterscotch but absent any sweetness. Very promising. The taste is a slow bloom but worth the wait. A smooth delivery that grows into a greater representation of that butterscotch smell. While the taste is blooming the slug of scotch flows smoothly down to the belly and sets off a small fire bomb of heat. It all combines into a perfect scotch tasting experience. It may be too pricey for a daily drinker but it's still one of the greatest scotches I've had in recent memory. For that I forgive the price.
A perfect drink! 5 shots!