On a fresh palate, I thought I'd give this dram another go.
Nose - hint of sherry and an undercurrent of something reminiscent of pipe tobacco.
There is a Glenlivet-esque mouthfeel - velvety and smooth, with no real bite at all. Is there a little bit of peat in this? The aftertaste actually does more flavor-wise than the initial hit on the tongue does. Strange combination of long but oddly dry.
This is a really lovely mellow drink, and a guy can easily work a couple of these into his belly. Warming but not firey, this is a very friendly malt, and as the weather turns colder in a few months, I can see this stuff becoming a staple.