I'm not the first to reach for the water, but it doesn't take that many sips of this hot tipple to realize it will benefit from a little reduction.
This is a wild rebel which I think most people need to spend some time to get along with.
Lots of, or I would even say dominated by sweet citrus.
Some other sweet yellow fruit as well, but the prevailing citrus make them hard to define.
The high ABV is noticeable.
Something old and dusty, but again when I take another sniff to get a better grip on it the citrus cuts it short.
Water doesn't change it that much, but makes the fruit more tropical.
Pretty peppery hot arrival, I feel it needs a dab of water.
But it rapidly turns quite sweet and that mellows it a little.
Water brings the hotness down a little, just a little, it is still very spicy.
The main theme of sweet citrus continues into a fairly long finish. As the spice fade it leaves a note of licorice which combines well with the citric sweetness.
Water didn't change much, except the licorice got less noticeable.