Secret Series no.1 tasting by Gordon Coxhill
Colour: New cut hay
Nose: Dark chocolate and mountain coffee beans against a background of antiseptic iodine
Palate: Dark forest fruits flambe, burnt caramel
Finish: Menthol with hints of liquorice
It is very unusual for a Highland whisky, and certainly betrays its coastal origin. There is a deep warmth on the palate which had me thinking this may just burn as it goes down, but no, it is as smooth as silk, and what I describe as menthol, gives an impression of coolness.
By Gordon Coxhill, Whisky Enthusiast & Journalist