Nose: Spicy, Hot Cinnamon Candy with a hint of Chocolate Fudge Brownies and Anise.
Taste: Soft Mouthfeel, spicy and sweet at the same time with mild anise, buttery toffee with a hint of butterscotch and lipstick.
Finish: Medium Dry, Hot Cinnamon candy, light coconut and a very light black licorice and cherry. I would say anise, but it definitely reminded me of black licorice. Spicy and sweet, with a light peppery finish.
Watered: Nose reminded of a fun day in candy store. The cinnamon was diminished but with a cotton candy, cherry and light tobacco taste.
This is an incredibly easy to drink whisky either straight or on the rocks. It does not need water. However water brings out other fine characteristics. This whisky, I believe will enhance a Manhatten or other mixed drinks. I abosolutely love it either straight, with water, on the rocks or in a Manhatten. Wow!