Wine Enthusiast 96 points - From master distiller Dave Pickerell, this estate-grown, field-to-flask offering makes good use of oloroso Sherry barrels. Look for peach and vanilla aromas, bold raisin and brown sugar flavors and a gentle exit that just hints at Sherry. At nearly 93 proof, the alcohol makes its presence known, so add some water or vermouth if you must. Attractive and substantial squared bottle.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 90 points - (Tried & True Award)- Burnished orange color. Really lovely and elegant fragrances of clove, cinnamon, baked pineapple, bacon fat, unsalted butter, cooking oil, wax paper all work in harmony. Taste-wise, the focus is more on the oak resins, cooking oils than the cereal grains and that makes for substantial flavors that are creamy and rich. Finishes semisweet, toasted, sophisticated. (Mar 2015)