Nose

Here is a brief list of some common aromas and characters found in Single Malt whisky.

Aromas:
acetone
almond apple brackish water
butter cardamom chocolate cigar
coconut cognac dog´s dung ether
ginger gingerbread cake grass gym-shoe
honey iodine leather lemon linseed oil
liquorice marzipan mint oak orange paper
pear peat pine forest raisin raspberry rubber
sawdust sea-air sea-weed sherry soap
sweat tar tequila toffee turpentine vanilla
wine wood wool
Characters:
acid
ardent artificial cerealy complex
dry dusty exotic fiery flowery fresh
fruity light luxurious malty medicinal
metallic musty oaky overripe raw
rounded salty sharp smoky smooth soft
sour sourish spicy sweet tropical watery
woody