I love Watkins products but they are more expensive locally- about $4-5 a bottle, so I did much better to buy here on Amazon. The almond smells amazing, and it is great in butter cookies, my main use for it. It comes with an inner seal. The small bottles are easy to use and have a nice screw on cap that doesn't leak. It isn't bitter, no off tastes at all, and it is very fragrant.