The brand owes its name and Celtic imagery to the Scottish tradition of bagpipers leading soldiers into battle. The "100 Pipers" name in particular comes from the ballad of "The Hundred Pipers", which tells of the heroic Bonnie Prince Charlie's (1720–1788) 1745 Jacobite uprising led by a troop of 100 bagpipers.
The nose comes off with lots of grainy notes and a touch of lemon curd. The sip reveals a medium-to-full bodied whisky with tons of vanilla; with some raw cereal notes again and a somewhat sweet finish. Simple and straightforward.