on the nose is light peat smoke with some earthy notes, however a slightly sweeter vanilla and oak and hay aroma comes in to hide the more heavy aromas. the smoke hits you straight away on the palate. very dry yet has a sweetness in the middle that peaks with vanilla and honey before a spicy peppery note quickly comes and masks the sweetness. leaving a slightly spicy finish with a tingling burn showing the younger side of this whisky. overall very nice and as expected to be honest. however I prefer the 100% Islay to this.