Aromas of lemon tart emerge alongside fresh vanilla pods, lime and orange zest. Sultanas and dates follow, laced with ginger, coconut and a hint of toasted oak.
Silken textures bring sumptuous layers of crème caramel and warming gingerbread. Then nutmeg and toasted almonds entwine with meringue and honeycomb. Finish is sweet and mellow, balancing lemon zest, vanilla cream and final traces of ginger and nutmeg.
This golden spirit is often flagged by bartenders and sommeliers as a favorite; it's easy to see why. A decade in Bourbon casks, plus an extra two years in Sauternes barriques yields a fresh honeysuckle and vanilla perfume and a super-smooth spirit with creamy honey and nut flavors, with hints of dark chocolate and cinnamon. Very few spirits have such elegance and silky finesse. Good value, too.