Pale gold in colour. Subtle sweet nose with a little bit of alcohol harshness.Very smooth start. Not too much flavour, except some subtle grains, slight sweetness and a bit of oak. There is a bit of charred oak in the finish. Smooth with no real bite. Nothing exceptional going on here. The finish is fairly short with a very subtle bitterness in the back of the throat. Not bad, but not worth contemplating beside a fireplace.