Nose: apple, floral, white chocolate.
Palate: sugary cereal (think honey nut Cheerios), crisp apple-pear esters, slight peppery burn. Soft, medium light mouthfeel.
Finish: more orchard fruits, ethanol tang; a dusty, soily-sandy note underneath.
Conclusion: an approachably light, crisp and clean scotch. Easy drinking but not really my style - I prefer my whisky to have more definite sherry or smoky notes, whereas this scotch lurks squarely in the *safe* corner of the malt map. Although affordable, solid and pleasant enough to sip at, it is probably the least challenging single malt I have ever had, straying dangerously into ‘boring’ territory.