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Nose: Fresh nose on this. Crisp candied apple, honeydew melon, rainwater and a bit of cedar.
Taste: The tagline for this whisky is "The Gentle Spirit" and with good reason. Smooth, measured arrival. No one particular taste takes the spotlight immediately. Sweet rainwater with a hint of cedar makes an appearance as the nose suggests. Then, unfortunately a slightly sour note appears for just a few moments... like, baby puke. Very odd. A nice mild, dry smokiness replaces that, thankfully.
Finish: Medium in length and again very mild, but pleasant nonetheless. Dry, and really nicely smokey developing into subtle sweet maltiness.
Summary: Nose and finish are more enjoyable and complex than the flavour. Not sure if the sour "baby puke" taste is typical of this whisky, or if it was just this bottle. Overall I'd say this is a decent whisky for someone new to scotch but there's not a lot of character here--pretty forgettable. Unfortunately it's the brief pukey characteristic that'll stick in my memory with this one.