Big and simple.
3rd Oct 2012
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Tasting Notes by Matthieu
Nose: Strong. Vanilla and spices. Nice.
Taste: Comes in neither cool nor warm. Slightly sweet, with spices coming in as it warms. There is actually not much going on here.
Finish: Big spicy caramel explosion as you swallow, which is quite nice. It leaves rather fast, leaving only a sweet, with a slight woody dryness, coating on the mouth which, unfortunately, overstays its welcome.
Balance: Big taste, especially considering its strength and price point, but at the cost of complexity.
Will I buy it again? No. It tastes big, but it's too simple to be drunk by itself. It could make a fantastic ingredient for mixes, but I'm reviewing it as a whisky drinker, not a cocktail mixer.