I have to say, I've tried a number of single malts, but this is my current favorite. This whisky is smooth and has a rich bouquet, with a wide range of tastes, and is very long in the mouth. There's a brandy-like taste - like a good, old cognac - but also a more zesty side to it. I'm not enough of a connoisseur of single malts (yet) to really appreciate all the subtleties of this whiskey, but it's grabbed me more than, say, a 15-year old Dalwhinnie, or a 16-year old Lagavulin. It could be that I just like this kind of whiskey more, but this is a very nice bottle.