Nose of Honeycomb cereal, caramel, malt, red wine, and hints of oranges. Palate is basically caramel and vanilla, with some spice hints, and medium-sweet. Does that sound like a generic, typical flavor of a decent-tasting-and-not-too-remarkable scotch whisky that you've tried before? Good, that's what this is. Finish is medium-length, with a little more spice creeping in. This is decent and drinkable, my objections are in the want-more-flavor category... but then again, I don't think that was the point of this whisky... so congrats to Famous Grouse for achieving middle-of-the-road okay-ness. B-/C+
N: Empty desk drawer, honey and heather, butterscotch. And no grain detectable, a good sign. P: An initial wave of malt and fruit replaced by a weak smokiness. F: Oily, caramel, a but too much burn but still good.