Appearance: Dark gold.
Nose: Like you walked into a candy store, but a good one. Twizzlers—especially the pull & peel kind—red hots, red foil-covered chocolate cherries. Also orange peel, and then a note of spruce. It’s complex and delightful.
Palate: Red hot candies, cinnamon, and cherry give way to a smooth, nutty finish. There is lingering heat, but no burn. A little piney, menthol but it all somehow works very, very well.
The nose is candy, but the taste isn’t. It’s rich, complex, and smooth. I’d drink this neat or it would even make a fantastic hot toddy. My focus group (consisting of my awesome-palated frequent co-taster) used it in a Manhattan and declared the results “fantastic.” (I was more jealous that he made one when I wasn’t around to sample.)Whiskey Wash