- Nose: Some tobacco and red berries, malt, vanilla, hint of some nuts and ever so slightly reminiscent of some Karzuizawa whisky
- Mouth: Smooth and creamy, vanilla, grain whisky
- Finish: Smooth juicy oak, vanilla, a touch smoke, short
Comment: It's fairly smooth but feels a bit unbalanced. Here and there some Karuizawa edgyness shimmers through but it drains quick in the smooth sea of grain. I enjoy it but the the bottle is a bit expensive for what it offers.