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I'm not sure why I'm underwhelmed by this scotch. Perhaps it's that it does nothing exceptionally well, and many things half-decently. The nose is light - a bit of oak, a bit of sweetness, a bit of citrus, but nothing in abundance. Taste is a forward flavor that I can describe no better than "generic Scotch." Again, a tiny bit of oak, but no smoke and no peat. A very quick finish, very clean, with a tiny hint of acidity.
None of these things are actually bad - this bottle is very good at what it does. It just doesn't do much of anything; certainly nothing worth writing home about. Don't cut it - it's light and smooth enough by itself.
Most of the time you can do better at the same price. However, as one other reviewer has remarked, this is notable as a great gateway scotch. It's among the smoother, lighter single malts; it has hints of many things present in nicer whiskies, without an overabundance of anything.