Drink 1/4, then put it in a dark closet. Come back in two weeks, and savor the gobsmacking peat which has become easier, lighter, and better integrated with the sweet. Bought this on clearance on a whim and each time I came back for a sip it was juuust a bit better but it never started above strong 3.5 3.75 so that isn't saying a ton. If you enjoy "scotch" as a broad category I can say you'll like this but it isn't anything crazy special. Just delicious poured small neat, all by itself, sipped slow. Water doesn't marr it, but doesn't do much for me. Easily worth $50/60 out the door USD depending on your state and love of JW products. The box is really cool to look at. Nice neat sipper, sweet cereal backbone @cascode says accurately reminds you of grand old parr.