The nose kicks off with a Bourbon-like grainyness, then malt aromas kick in and they blend together. It's a really nice nose that makes you see the value in blends with a mix of corn-syrupy and malt notes. I get something different each time I sniff, from corn to oat to some maltiness and maybe even a bit of sherry and peat.
Unlike the nose, the palate is pretty solidly malty and a bit on the light side like a traditional blend. There is some richness in the back there, including some nice peat notes, but it seems a bit diluted. It's a pleasant and easy drinker.
This is a tough one as the nose gets an A- but the palate a B. You'd think that would average to a B+, but since I put more value in actually drinking a whisky than sitting around nosing it, I'm going with B, though it's definitely on the B+ border; how's that for definitive?.
Update: After enjoying this quite a bit on a retaste, I'm bumping it to a B+.