At the nose, what you get is a very heavy malty flavor, like barley sugar, with some little components of walnut and very very little of honeysuckle and earthy soil flavor(maybe). When you taste it, it's quite smooth and don't have no burn. It's quite the same cereal taste, with some syrup notes but with a fast finish - definitely a cheap finish. It's a little bitter, like gentian plant with that barley sugar end in background. I really can't figure out how this whisky can be compared to other Islay ones.