Nose: Burnt butter, candied apples, caramel corn -- all of which is pleasant
Palate: Sticky sweet, but not cloyingly so. This is not a complex whisky (Dickel goes with the no "e" spelling); the nose follows through but with less candy flavor and more over-ripe fruit (apples, pears).
Finish: The finish is where things get interesting, but not in a good way. Very quickly, after the initial rush of sweetness subsides, the burnt butter on the nose really starts to come through but with more burnt and less sweet butter. Some woody flavor also starts to come through, but it doesn't blend well with the burnt flavor. The finish initially reminds me of a younger, rough-around-the-edges scotch with the burnt malty flavor.
Overall: 6.5 out of 10; the finish is disappointing, but this is overall a great whisky if you're craving something sweet
-- especially for the price ($18-$22).
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