Let’s make it quick. It’s probably fine for blending. Johnnie Walker seem to have found a use for it. But on its own it’s an uninspiring thing. Typical Speyside character but not a good version.
Pleasant apples, pastry, candy apples, bourbon oak on the nose. Whiff of almonds. Little white pepper. Lemon oil and licorice root.
In the mouth, tastes like it smells, lemon oils, oak, a little honey, dryness, oak again, a little bitterness I’m bored.
There’s better elsewhere for the same money. Let it stay with the blenders or leave it all for the Spanish, it’s one of the most popular scotch whiskies over there. Must be the weather that makes it more palatable.