Nose: Apples, oranges, toffee, dark caramel, strawberry licorice, and a hint of smoke.
Palate: Very smooth arrival. Peat, smoke, caramel, vanilla, and tobacco. The flavours are strong enough, but they don’t overwhelm the gentle quality of the whisky.
Finish: Caramel, soft pepper, big vanilla, roasted almonds, and peat, finishing on orange chocolate. Medium in length. Very smooth and soft.
Thoughts: This is pleasant. The overall character is sweet and smooth but there’s a decent dose of peat here as well. I tend to toss this in with soda, but it can be enjoyed neat as well. Complex? No. Powerful? Not really. But it’s reasonably priced, straight-forward, and easy to like. A solid blend.