A subdued and unostentatious all-Bourbon 18 y.o. More on the spicy and weighty side than on the light and fruity one. Plenty of thick, caramelly roast and/or burnt notes (lots of barrel char, I'd wager). The darker side of ex-Bourbon maturation, if you will. No faults or off notes, but also nothing that makes it especially stand out. In comparison, the 12-year-old is more lively and more impressive. However, if you like your malts dark, earthy and spicy, and want a change from the sherried stuff, this is worth your attention. I like it, but I'd still rather buy two bottles of Glen Scotia 15 than one of this - for pretty much the same price.