The first whiff carries a sweet vanilla scent into the nose, given a bit of tartness from a mild pineapple and orange character. That then takes an earthier and spicier tone as the overall bouquet develops notes of hay, clove, raisins, and oak with a touch of sandalwood.
A medium mouthfeel with flavors of creamy vanilla, a bit of an earthy, hay-like flavor but still rich and sweet. However, Spios quickly takes on a spicy character, dominated primarily by clove, pepper, and nutmeg with a touch of coffee. The intensity of the spiciness builds as it stays in the mouth, but never to an overwhelming degree. Swallowing unleashes a quick burst of those spices in the back of the mouth before reverting back to the creamy, rich vanilla from the outset.
Medium and spicy finish with this time a bit more of a toffee flavor, with a consistent but present tingle of spice in the corners of the mouth as the flavors slowly fade.
I would say this is the lesser version of the Glenmorangie Private Edition. the spices really show and the flavors aren't as complex. the dept in this single malt whisky isn't what we expect from Glenmorangie. But it isn't a bad whisky its decent.