Caramel very noticeable in the nose, with hay, oats, and some marshmallow. The palate is light and smooth, and medium-sweet with hazelnut notes. This continues into the mild but long finish, where the flavor builds and then spice kicks in, with nutty notes. This is a great "background" whisky, meaning the kind that I'd like to drink when I'm not really focused on the whisky. I'd enjoy killing a bottle of this with friends at a boisterous party.