In the nose there is some brown sugary sweetness, with flat tea, a little bit of caramel and just a whiff of smoke.
Taste: more of the same really, with some grain notes joining the palate and a bit of sweet green fruit and vanilla - think Glenfiddich 12, but sweeter and a bit more pepper.
The finish is very short lived, with a tiny bit of smoke, alcohol and sugary sweetness, but it's all pretty much gone before you can set your mind to what's really going on in your glass, in your nose and on the tongue.
Great looking bottle, great price, but a bit of an underwhelming, plain blend. It's as if all of the flavours are flattened out to create a sort of common denominator, something to be enjoyed by the occasional whisky drinker.