The nose starts with malt and a touch of fruit. The palate is malt forward as well, but it picks up some grassy notes and wine, and there's a nice touch of pepper on the finish. This is a lighter, malty whisky. Despite the Oloroso cask finishing, the wine notes are very subtle. Tasting blind, I could have easily mistaken this for one of the Compass Box blends or maybe even an Irish Whiskey (due to its light, malty character).
Nose of Juicyfruit gum, grass, some dried hay. Palate -- yum. Really solid without being too, uh, too anything. It's a honey-vanilla down-the-middle number, with a tinge of mixed spice cabinet. At length some spiritous, blendy components start to show more, but they don't bother me. Overall it's just really pleasant and inoffensive, and while it's not exciting, it's tasty enough that I'd definitely want to own a bottle.