I love this bottle for what it is. It is an approachable easy drinking whiskey for special occasions. It will not scare anyone unaccustomed to whiskey away. It’s extremely well balanced, but honestly I find it hard to justify the cost. Nose: Honey and creamy vanilla. Maybe a little shortbread. Palate: Honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and a smooth spice Finish: Medium finish with a noticeable oak pepper. Mouthfeel: Not viscous but not thin.