As of this writing, this is the only bottle of whisky I have ever broken (and only the second bottle of liquor, with the first being a nice bottle of El Tesoro Añejo Tequila.) Of all my bottles, though, I really couldn’t have been more fortunate. I don’t like this bottle at all. It suffers from abysmal cask management: it is overwhelmingly bitter and aspirin-like. All the malt seems to be mediocre output from highland distilleries. I would recommend even against cooking with it, as the bitterness might be hard to conceal. I quite wanted to like this bottle, and tried it numerous times at different times of the day, with and without food, but in the end it’s just not very good whisky.