Nose: Pencil shavings, fresh oak, orange peel, vanilla, pear, fresh cream and honey. A touch of spice and oak char adds some nice complexity.
Palate: Medium mouthfeel with some chewy oakiness and tannin. A nice mix of vanilla, cream and popcorn combined with malt derived flavours of pear, apple, citrus, and spice. Suprisingly rich for a blended whiskey.
Finish: Pleasently warm and spicy. The oakiness persists and adds some welcome complexity.