Nose: Vanilla, caramel, malt sugar, oak, stone fruit, a tiny bit of smoke.
Palate: Big, sweet, malt sugar, vanilla, honey, light raisin, citrus, bourbon barrel-like.
Finish: Vanilla and honey, spices.
With Water: More vanilla and honey in the nose, a bit of ginger.
Overall: Sweet, fruity, quite flavorful. Nicely blended. I like it better than the Japan-only, more expensive blend.