Bottle bought on internet and shared with a friend over many nice conversations and tastings. It pours clean and shiny; color is golden to amber. Aroma is not so strong, rather nuanced: pine cone, pineapple, leather, hazelnut, dates, prunes, dried apricots, banana leaf, sandalwood, caramel, coffee beans, sizzling cinnamon, ginger, dry lemon, and so many more things... Please understand that not being intense doesn't mean not being complex. It's very complex but subtle. Soft, warm, powerful yet never aggressive. Its texture is one of its biggest assets: it kind of renews your oral membranes, leaving them as those of a baby (I really mean it's fantastic!) Long-lingering smoky finish. A really good blended scotch.