The colour is absolutely lovely, first off. Dark, liquid gold, I say.
It's sweet, and has a bit of a burnt wood taste to me. Initially purchased for its colour and 45% alcohol content (versus the usual 40% - hey, I'm all about value), I've been consistently turning to this for my whisky needs. Well, this and Wiser's hopped whisky, which I still believe is magic. Sometimes, I drink it on the rocks, sometimes I drink it neat; mostly, I drink it with sweetened green tea.