Among its other awards, the Whiskey Bible 2011 named this the "2011 World Whiskey of the Year". I can see what the fuss is all about. The nose is clean and smooth and gentle. There seems to be nothing out of place with toffee and fresh cut grass. On the tongue there is light peat smoke and hints of fresh fruit. On the way down you get a burst of that same smoke and a long lingering warmth. This is what blends are all about. Smoothness perfectly executed.