This is just a very well made blended whisky. The nose (which is the best part of it) is very inviting and promises a whisky that has a very fine balance. Yes, it's aimed a a broad audience as a friendly and easy sipper, but you just can't argue with the quality. I like to compare this with JW black, not in terms of flavour, but in terms of it being a benchmark as a quality entry level scotch whisky.
Like stated, the nose is the best part of this whisky. A lovely combination of vanilla, honey, a hint of nuts, soft clove in the back and a faint touch of grass and red fruit with a gentle creaminess to round it all of.
A typical blend, with the grainy, creamy note starting things up, immediately followed by vanilla, honey and a subtle wood note. Less complex and less rich than the nose, but none the less: unpretentious and a fine balance
rather short, the taste just sort of fades out and then disappears allthogether, leaving with a slightly dry woodnote.