Yah, a blend, but how could I say no to a royal DELUXE blend?!? Something different, I'll give it a roll.
Despite its claims of being royal AND deluxe, my expectations are low. The aroma is caramelly but heavy on sugar. I was expecting the dreaded cloying of a cheap blend. And it's there but not overpowering. It's dry and slightly peaty with a slight flash of alcohol and a slightly oily finish. Interesting. Not a favourite, but for a blend it provides the right amount of challenge. Yah, not bad. For a sub $40 bottle it's worth a trip but I won't go back in a hurry.
A royal challenge but not so deluxe. 3 shots.