I bought a bottle of this mainly because I'd not heard of it before, and because it wasn't too expensive. I was pleasantly surprised to note that it has a strong flavor of anise, or licorice, reminding me of ouzo, akvavit, or even absinthe. I hadn't expected to find this flavor in a single malt scotch. Has anyone else noticed this, or am I imagining the anise? It's a very pleasant dram, all in all.