Spice, cane sugar, and a tart tanginess are the most noticeable aspects of this otherwise subtly flavored (though powerful) whisky. The dimension could be broader, but the flavors that are there are craveable and accentuated by the cask strength -- although this takes water extremely well and I prefer it with a decent amount. Apples, white wine, and milk caramel in the nose. The palate is sweet, fruit, vanilla caramel and toffee with spicy notes. Salt on the crossover to the finish. The finish continues the theme, lingering pleasantly. The power of this makes it not for everyone, though. But I've had this bottle sitting on my desk for the past few nights and have really enjoyed killing it.