You look at this -- in a blind tasting -- and go, wow, that looks exciting! It's black and rich-looking. The nose is rather light, with cranberries, hard candies, and taffy, kind of tart. So you're super-curious now -- hmm, what's this gonna taste like? Well, not much. Sort of a dried fruits, spice, sweet thing in a very flat way, with some tobacco. It's totally drinkable, just unremarkable in every way. Reminds me of a boring, crappier Dalmore. Finish gets kinda bitter and close-to-nasty. Obviously, the color comes from a truckload of caramel coloring.