Nice, though very sweet. I love the rich texture, rich spice, and long finish. It really is candy-sweet though, almost getting cloying on the finish. Given how sweet and cinnamon-y it is, it’s maybe not as much to my taste as drier sherried whiskies. Still, it exceeded my expectations and was very nice to sip on a Muskoka chair in the evening sun.
Nose: Sweet sherry. Candied red fruit, red licorice (Nibs), various fruit preserves, berry syrup, Grenadine, and raisin challah. Red Delicious apples. Thick honey, milk chocolate, and cinnamon spice.
Palate: Medium-thick texture. Arrives with more of those sweet red apples and honey-soaked raisin challah, as well as chocolate-covered cherries and some mild sulfur. Rich caramel, cinnamon buns, and toasted walnuts in the middle. Dried strawberries, brown banana, and orange.
Finish: Medium-long and very sweet. Big candy apples (the ones with the hard red coating), honeycomb, chili-spiced chocolate, cinnamon hearts, and raspberry sherbet. Plenty of spicy gingersnaps, some nectarine, and slivered almonds. Maybe the sesame-seed-covered crust of that raisin challah.