N; Apricots, smoke, quite rich, a hint of irish whisky synthetic grape. P: Weird astringent woodiness, tobacco, but balanced with some chocolate sweetness. F: Long but slightly bitter. I'm on the fence somewhat on this one, its interesting and has a lot going on, individually the flavors are just OK, but it comes together nicely. Worth trying, would order one at a bar, but probably wouldn't invest in a whole bottle.
Caramel in the nose, fruity, vanilla, and green tones -- maybe cut grass. Palate is mild and sweet, with round "red" fruit tones. Finish is short, with some cherries. An easy and agreeable whisky, while managing a fuller-feeling-and-tasting palate.
Not much better than the 12 year and it seems to me that with everything going on here that it would be better.....but it is just a bunch of soft flavors from an attempt to fix it me thinks....Nice try and not horrible but not really good either.