Well I went to the last drop tasting last night, the event itself was great but the whisky was a bit underwhelming.
Nose: the reviews are correct, this really does smell more like bourbon than a scottish blend. Quite sweet with lots or red fruits (cherries in particular) and toffee. Its very attractive but did not quite have the depth I was expecting.
Palate: Great mouthfeel, very rich and slightly dry. The same flavours from the nose continue on the palate.
Finish: Becomes very dry and oaky, medium length.
Comments: This is a pretty faultless blend, attractive nose, very nice mouth feel and a good finish. However, at the price being charged for a bottle it really failed to wow me. There was nothing particularly unique about this whisky, it is a good well aged blended whisky but $NZ2300 a bottle is a bit of a joke. I do not believe any bottles were sold after the tasting.