The smokiness of the whisky comes through immediately, building to a peak in the middle of the sip, then fading. Some intense caramel candy and cinnamon spice establish as my palate adjusts. The caramel and cinnamon hits on the middle of the profile with a surprising amount of strength on the cinnamon. That flavor intensifies as the whisky progresses. Overall, there is a satisfying oily mouthfeel as well.