I've had this bottle forever, an ex-roommate left it. People assured me a spirit can withstand the test of time, so it should still be drinkable. Probably will re-rate, since i'm sure I'll have this on a later point in my life, from a more 'freshly opened' bottle. But, for now :
Scent is very weak , some vanilline, some oak, but not at all expressive. Some alcohol bite, but not too much. Taste is smooth, sweet, dense woody notes, some vanilline - that builds up. A mild alcoholic boozyness, but remains very smooth. Finish has some alcohol, mild vaniline. Overall, a very tampered whiskey, with very little intensity. Either due to age, or due to the drink on it's own. Seems more like a get-drunk spirit than a sipper.