Fruity, pleasant and inviting solvent hints in the nose. Melon looms with banana candy. Palate is initially smooth, mildly sweet, and more of the nose. Finish is medium-length. After a beat, the flavory completely shifts to some smoke and becomes more intense. The nose is the best part of this whisky, but overall it's interesting and the more I drink the more the depth and nuances appear, and the palate improves.