I find this to be good, that is, not bad, but not something that brings me back for more. The term “plain vanilla” is overused for flavors, but I think it really pertains to this bottling. This is smooth, predictable, and just kind of ok. There is no edge to it that defines its flavor profile, it tastes like scotch. If you have a friend who is “afraid” of drinking scotch, this might be a safe approach to it.