Sory to hear about your experience, I have THROUGHLY enjoyed every bottle of this brand I have ever had. It reminds me of the finer qualities found only in premium scotch whiskies. Love everything about this one. It is one of the brands I keep on hand at all times. It is possible you may have gotten a "bad" bottle, I'd buy another from a differant local to see if it is an improvment. Good Luck.