4 stars because I'm getting a good dram at $43 USD for a liter. A little pricier and I'd 3 star it. It's definitely dark, but intense? Nah. It's barely peated, with sherry notes abundant. The 40% ABV is palpable on the body: there's no weight to this whisky on the tongue. Throughout there are notes of orange peel and cinnamon. Good whisky for the price point. More importantly, where else will you find an age stated scotch at that price? Only in a time machine. Slainte!