I get strong barley soup in the nose. Also some rye. Interesting. But the palate... it's so plain and watery. There's a slightly fruity/winey character, and slight spice and hay/grass hints. More spice creeps into the slight but long finish. Though I've had some tasty treats from Auchentoshan (Lowlands tend to get some bashing), this is whisky with little to say.
Dark in color makes you think it will be rich and flavorfullllllll........but not so much. Pretty weak and I see why they did the 'triple wood' thing to 'fix' what was broken....too bad the fix was just a bandaid that didn't actually cover the wound.