Nose is equal parts bright fruits and clean smoke. Pinot Grigio. Palate delivers orangey/citrus stuff, good caramel, and that clean, HP trademark smoke. Medium sweet initially, honey-sweet. Gets a little peppery in the finish. Salty tinges linger in my mouth too. I think I prefer it to HP 18, which it shares a lot in common with... but it's like the sweetness got turned down a little bit, and everything else got turned up. This is excellent whisky!