Deep amber color. Aromas of honeyed, buttered fruit cake and delicate spice with a satiny fruity medium-to-full body and a polished and lightly tannic anise, mineral and pepper finish. Very inviting and satisfying.
94 points, Beverage Testing Institute (Feb 2012)
Maple-y amber color and ripe fruit and vanilla scents with honeysuckle notes. This is a well-balanced spirit with a sweet flavor and just enough alcohol to be bracing. Look for a lingering and luscious caramel finish with cinnamon and ginger spices, and a viscous feel. Try a glass with a pastry or cake.
93 points, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2010)
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