Not bad at all, but it's not very exciting, again that feeling of engineered to please the masses.
Subdued, almost a little closed, but Speyside it is.
Sweet, caramel, bourbon vanilla oak, over time turning more towards honey.
Some apple, a little pear, rather unripe with a citric edge.
A little greenery/fresh grass with a very soft hint of smoke.
Initial hit is a little thin, but there is an almost imediate build up of spice.
Sweet, butterscotch, rich caramel.
Some fruityness present, but again rather restrained, not the ripe juicy kind.
Medium, might even stretch to medium+
Rich and spicy, actually pleasantly hot.
As the spice gives way there is a soft return of apples and pears.