I won’t pretend to know enough about whisky to guess at who makes this whisky, I’ll leave that to other sites, but what I do know, that for £25 it’s very reasonably priced. Both this and the Highland occasionally get reduced to £20 making them even more of a bargain than they already are!
A very nice balance of fruit and spice, hint of honey, nothing too overpowering, not too sweet, there’s a nice amount of burn, and the taste lingers. The back of the bottle says “and a gentle depth of peat smoke enhanced by maturation”, I only noticed the peat just after I read that and was looking for it, which for me is a good thing, I’m not a fan of peated whisky, so don’t let that influence you either way!
Well worth buying again, you can buy worse, for more money, this is definitely one of my favourites now.