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This started off with a nose of slightly decaying wood. This may have been the power of suggestion, with the "doublewood" label and oaken color, but it definitely (briefly) had a very wooden scent. It was really nice, but it gave way to a sort of syrupy, candied, sweeter smell. It was like a nutty sherry. The taste was incredibly warm and smooth- not much smoke at all. There was a very slight spice that was eventually overwhelmed by that syrupy warmth previously detected in the nose. The overall experience of it reminded me of an autumn festival- a wooden, earthy atmosphere with warmth and sweetness being passed around. A very friendly, delicious and unique scotch. I wish the finish was a little longer, and that it had a little more spice/strength, but other than that, excellent.