I answered excellent deluxe blend because I like this whiskey quite a bit. I didn't like scotch untill I tried this. I bought a handfull of scotch minis, blends and single malts, and JWB is the one that impressed my newbie palate. Along with the light sweet background I get a spice, then I guess a peat note and then It trails away nicely. I'm a fan of this one right now.