I want to not like this scotch and turn my nose up to the fact it’s only 3 years old. But I can’t help but enjoy the simple enjoyability of each sip. Perfectly respectable everyday scotch, just not for the price I found at my local Total Wine store. I guess it would be best to share with buddies who don’t know their scotches but taste and you don’t wanna waste the really old stuff on.
Meh. It was all Smokey Peat to me. Really not much of anything else. Thin and one note.
Definitely not my thing
Wouldn't consider myself a huge scotch fan, but do stock some at home that I do enjoy. This one is is very light in color and smokey on the nose can almost taste the peat before you even drink it. When you do finally try it, the peat flavor is very light but has an odd flavor that I cant quiet put my finger on. Worth a try, but wouldn't buy a bottle for myself.
I really want to be a Scotch fan, but they just taste like turpentine. Sorry.
Simply okay. Flavor was kinda bland
Good by the fire over 1 cube.
It's interesting that this is not a peated whisky--apparently aging in the casks is enough to give a gentle smoky, peaty taste. I like that light, gentle peatiness! My second favorite in the Welcome Box.
Very Smokey up front, has a semi sweet finish, the nose smells like a wine, but doesn’t taste like the nose.
Smooth and clean with a light peat taste
It was smooth but not my thing.
Metallic, not smooth. Weakest part of the welcome box by far. Wouldn’t recommend a full bottle.
Just not my thing
Liked it fine. The peat flavor was not overwhelming. Made one of my best Rob Roys with this Scotch
A perfect Scotch. Slightly peaty, with notes of caramel, honey, and the tiniest hint of chocolate. Nice smooth finish. I wish I had more than the sample so I could savor it some more. Adding to my wish list.
Smooth and clean, very small peat tastes. Very enjoyable.
Good flavor with a touch of a peaty flavor that gives it a nice initial kick that rolls into a smooth finish.
Definitely not my favorite, to much smoke.
To smokey for me. One of the worst scotches I have ever tasted. Some may enjoy this if they like liquid smoke.
This is one of the first scotches in which I have really felt the flavors. Vanilla and a little must through the nose and a hint of chocolate and peat on the palate. Surprisingly good. I gave it an extra star to make up for the idiots who posted one star and gave zero intelligent discussion as to why. I wish Flaviar would police the reviews.
I liked how it was smokey.
I liked it. I thought it was well balanced. The sweetness provided a nice contrast to the peat. And the peat was warm and not overbearing. Overall very nice dram.
Did not like this at all, tasted like rubber!
A little too Smokey for me.
Very smooth in the front. Has great floral aromas. However the finish does end a little heavy for me. Although a good light scotch overall .
This is a fun scotch. The slight Smokey/peat undertones with the bright delicate fruitiness was very enjoyable. This could be a daily sipper for me.
A little harsh, but plenty of peat for a Highland and overall enjoyable.
It was kind of sour at the end , good scotch . Long sipper. Very smoky but enjoyable.
Tasty. I love peaty smoke flavor and this has just a hint of it.
Not bad for Scotch
Nice reminder that there is good scotch out there in addition to good bourbon. Light and crisp.
Too smoky for my taste
To smoky and peaty for my tastes.
I thought it odd that in the welcome tasting box this very Highland distillery's non-Highland "peated" Scotch was included. It is not their main thing and it is quite obvious.
Very sippy scotch. The peat is strong, making this relatively Smokey—not something I’ve been a fan of in the past, but done well here. This would be a great pre-meal sipper, looking forward to trying it on the rocks or a tiny bit of water—curious what will come of the peat.
This one had a weird taste to me... Was it peat? I've only had one other scotch before - glenmorangie - and loved it,but this one was weird to me.
I’m not much of a scotch drinker, but I’m trying to expand my horizons.
I really like this - it’s smokey and isn’t too sweet
Excellent smoky and peaty flavor. It will be a go to scotch once it's back in stock.
There was a familiar after taste when taking it straight from the bottle at room temp, but when cold, the smoky and chocolate really came through
Love this first time getting my first package, smooth and full of flavour.
Very smoky and peaty. Not my favorite as far as flavor profile. Finished a little harsh as well
I would consider this as a scotch to mix with. Tastes slightly richer than J&B so perfectly good for a scotch and ginger ale. Not one that I would enjoy to sip on the rocks.
Tastes like burnt wood. I prefer bourbon thank you.
Good, strong, smokey vanilla taste.
Easy drinking. I prefer Smoky to Sherry when I'm drinking scotch, so this was right up my alley. That being said, this just didn't 'wow' me. It's good, not amazing.
Very peaty and Smokey.
Good solid flavor. The smokey flavor could be a little lighter. Good slow sipper scotch.
Too Smokey for my taste.
Smoky and delicious.
I enjoyed the smokey flavor, but more complex blend is my thing. I would drink this on occasion.
I like a peaty, smoky scotch, but the smokiness really overpowered any other flavors or complexities for me. I never got any fruit or honey.
Good strong flavor
Love it! I especially enjoy the smokey taste and smooth finish.
Not a fan
I’ve never been a fan of the more smoky flavor, although this one is more subtle than some of the others like laphroig. I thought this was drinkable, but wouldn’t buy it for myself
First tasting box. Did scotch first. I liked the nose and could get the hint of Apple Pie. Never was that focused before. A bit of a bit in the beginning but I enjoyed the peaty finish. Good choice.
Unique flavor spiral, the Smokiness at the end is like nothing I have ever had.
Tasted more like corn mash. The taste was spicy and harsh.
Smooth. Can taste the wood without the peaty finish. Did I say smooth.
Smoky. Fairly smooth, but kind of flat. Shows it’s youth
No bueno! Did not like at all!
Not a fan. Too much emphasis on the strong flavors; smoke, peat, spice. Makes it taste "dirty". Didn't satisfy my sweet tooth. Wouldn't order a second round.
A little spice on the beginning and it drops off through the swallow , smooth but not much of a taste . Overall for me it's ok , I would give it another try .
I thought it had a very Smokey flavor. Also very smooth. I liked it.
This is a scotch for people who don’t drink scotch. While I appreciate it being peaty without being offensive, it loses cool points by being underwhelming. It’s too blah. There’s no flavor.
Smoky, malt, peaty. Too much spice on back end
First off I'm new at this. I liked the taste but a little smokey for me. Still learning to pull out the flavors.
Still can’t my finger on the back end of the flavor.
Spicy. Sweet. Smells good and has a good flavor. Not a huge Scotch fan.
Rather smooth and pleasant, with nice smoky notes
Nice, enjoyed the lite smokiness and smooth sweet finish
Way too harsh. Still better than Laphroigh.
I enjoyed the taste. A peaty scotch that is smooth.
Somewhat peaty but as I don’t like scotch or peat, this one wasn’t for me. I could taste heavy smoke and the honey notes, but that’s about it. Not a favorite.
Medium peaty smell, long legs, light charred malt.
Light and clean.
Very nice smoke flavor. Opens up nicely over rocks.
It was very Smokey scotch. I liked it a lot!! It has the distinct scotch flavor though the smoke hits you first. Great with a cigar or while eating a steak dinner. The smokiness adds to the flavor and experience.
Very smooth; great if you like smoky scotch.
Not right for this bourbon drinker
Lots of malt, modest smoke in the nose. Some honey and vanilla. Mildly interesting to an Islay drinker looking to get off the island.
Reminds me of a great smokey tequila. I just don’t like tequila.
Very rich and smoky flavor.
Holy crap, I have only ever found 1 other scotch that I would have a second taste. This stuff was amazing, almost no peat at all, so if you are looking for a gateway scotch this could be it. I am a rye guy since the late 80s have tried a lot of scotch, found one and now I have found a second.
Kind of tasted like vodka that you set on fire for a Smokey flavor
This was just bad. It was really tough to get past the smell, and the taste wasn't great either. To me, it had a harsh, almost chemical, taste and smell to it. Definitely not a fan.
Strong peat but a harsh alcohol finish. Touch of water and with cooled stones brings out calmer notes.
It’s grows on you over time. Smokey but not like a campfire. Smooth and “light”.
For three years old it’s..... acceptable. But for $60 there are better things to spend money on.
Wolf burn taste like wolf piss. Man, it sucks
I joined Flaviar in order to broaden my knowledge of spirits. This was the very first Scotch that I have ever tried. I rated it 5/10 mainly because I have no frame of reference in regards to Scotches. I agree with some of the other reviews, it is smokey. I would be curious to try it again after I have tried a few other scotches.
Very smoky for my taste
I’m newer to the Scotch family but I enjoyed it. Bright and playful with mild smoky earthy undertones. Very drinkable
Ok, but personally thought there were too many conflicting flavors
Not a scotch fan but this isn’t too bad.
Surprisingly pale colour for a Scotch, and rather bland in my opinion. It was a clean, slightly sweet, lightly oaked, and mildly smoky Scotch in comparison to the ones I have had before. Also held a strange green apple tinge upon initial taste, along with a rather strong fusel alcohol after-taste in the back of the throat long after the finishing flavours dissipated. Perhaps a decent, mild introduction into the realm of Scotches...but not necessarily a good example.
Smokiness the main character. Very surprised as to how pale it was compared to its character. Love scotches and this one was very noteworthy.
It is ok. Definitely smokey. I prefer bourbon.
For me it was like biting into a cigar, too smoky but as I’m typically not a fan of scotch it’s no surprise this wasn’t a winner for me.
Not a big fan of scotches with this level of smoke in the profile, but for people that like a very smooth elegant scotch. That has a strong note of smoke with little to no peat it is a wonderful choice.
I expect more out of scotch, especially at this price point. This was average at best. Needed more complexity.
Very smooth scotch, reminds me of a Cherry Garcia ice cream with the sweet, chocolate and fruity notes. Will definitely be grabbing a bottle soon. Pleasant surprise!
Very smooth, floral, and sweet...with a mild heat that lingers.
I was very impressed with the flavor of this scotch. There was the perfect mix of a spicy/smoky flavor and softer honey and sweet flavors. I’d definitely buy a full bottle!