Appearance: Golden orange in the glass with thick and super slow legs. Attractive.
Neat: The aroma leads with vanilla extract, candied orange peel, rye spice, and a bit of heat. On the palate it is clearly a rye with the distinctive peppery spice character, cinnamon, light woodiness, and old-time candy flavors. The finish is lingering with the wood creating dryness, and some sweet and boozy notes warming the ending.
Water: With a few drops of water those previously mentioned aromas blend really well. It also becomes a bit perfumey, and adds some notes of acetone and pink eraser. On the palate the previous notes are still present, but the rye spice increases as the water opens it up, a hint of nutmeg arises. The finish is a bit quicker, but still with warmth.