Amber-caramel nuances. Nose: Grain and caramel. Apple, vanilla and raisins. Tiny pinch of alcohol, a very tickle. Palate: Juicy and fresh raisins, kind of fruit. Apples, pears and vanilla. A little spicy and peppered to masculinize the end of the palate. Finale: Fruity and peppery. Sweet and moderately long. Go through the grapes and the lighter fumes to finish on a heavy note of bitter dark chocolate. Balance: Surprising, in a good way. For the price, it's still a good week drama if you can get it. I have the curious impression that this blend is a bit of Dewar's answer to Johnnie Walker Black. It depends on whether you will feel smokier or fruity that night.