He claims this is a good one, so good he is sad to see the bottle gone. Still he had the heart to spare a sample :-)
Let's see if we agree.
At 50% the nose is surprisingly mellow.
Clearly a bourbon, vanilla, sweet but not overly loaded.
Then it gets a little unusual.
Ricola herb drops. And, I know it sounds strange: pool side, or sun tan lotion and a slight menthol note that I for some reason associate with pool water.
Drizzle on a pinch of cinnamon.
Ah, very unusual, in a good way.
Arrives with a little dryness, and a nice spicy punch.
I actually get quite a bit of cinnamon, with the dryness it's like a small spoonful.
Pepper, nutmeg, licorice.
The licorice survives into the finish, and it gets really sticky.
Lasts for ages.