The nose on this is very subtle with light grain notes. The palate is sweet and spicy with vanilla first and then a smoky bacon note. The finish is soft with grainy notes and a touch of alcohol. This one is decent and a bit odd with the smokiness in the mid-palate.
Orange amber. It is a grain, so not shocking to see some vanilla (heavy dose). A little charcoal and smokiness really come out if you wait a long time. Im glad I did because I was trending negative on this dram at first, but with some air and time it really shows through nicely. The palate has a ton going on: toffee on back-end, some chocolate (dark, not creamy), and some more charcoal notes. Finish is bold and lasting. B+/A- [2/23/15]