The first thing I noticed about this was the deep amber color which was nicely accentuated by the beautiful bottle. The scotch has a sweet, warm, buttery aroma with a lot of spices and a hint of citrus. The mouthfeel is medium to heavy and rather oily. Dried fruits, spices and more of the buttery goodness make up the taste up front with some smoke coming in towards the end. The finish is long, a tad smoky with a lot of buttery and sweet, fruity notes in the short run and some citrus and candied lemon peels in the long run.
I liked this as a sipper and I really thought that a dash of water opened it up a bit more.
Cost - $56.45
Taste - 8.5/10
ABV - 43%
Overall - 8.5/10...loved the warmth on a cold winter night