A blend in the price range can not do anything! Nope. :) I'm not going to get into Notes and what's to taste there .. that's not possible because it is a very simple but also very delicious blend. The fact that he comes unstained therefore makes him even more likeable. Since no one wants to fool us what he wants to be and is not! It is an Islay blend, with smoke and vanilla and a well over 50% Malt share. The grayness I feel as not bitter. I really like that and will buy it again. greetings J.