Tasted this one together with the Dewar's 12 at the same night, and the Aberfeldy influence in this Dewar's blend is obvious: Both have this bitterness, grapefruit-like taste. I don't really like this, this is definately not my favorite profile.
It doesn't make the whisky bad, but just not my type.
Fruity, apples, also some peach, and some honey-like sweetness. Pretty light 'nose', some hint of vanilla.
Fruity, only a very little pepper, light and soft. Now here comes the bitterness, grapefruit. Also some sweet like caramel, in time the body gets a little stronger, but the bitterness remains.
Soft and smooth, licorice, with still this bitterness underneath. Later on, more pepper comes in, middle long finish.