Scent of Kusu
Once awamori becomes kusu, it starts to smells like sweet vanilla. Others like brown sugar, caramel, fruity scent like apple and pear, rose like smell, orange and citrus smell, and some even smells like chocolate or coffee.
The most attractive point of awamori kusu is that you can enjoy the scent from your ochoko (small cup) after drinking.
Having some knowledge of awamori will make you appreciate more while drinking it.