The blottle is a tall, slender rectangular prism with dark brown/green glass. A brown and tan screw top. The label is very busy and carries that famous ‘oh-dear-god’ insignia of a deer encircled with a cross over its antlers. Theres some old English text and a picture of some vanilla pods, cinnamon sticks and anise stars. Cool looking.
Cinnamon and vanilla with cloves, syrup and oranges. Steeped orange pekoe. Very complex nose, its hard to really nail any one scent down, although the orange peel never fades. An herb garden in summer, with lemon balm, lemongrass, bay and lavender. Lightest faint of peach flesh and licorice.
Thin, but syrupy and sweet. Opens oddly with a complex mash of herbs and spice, then finishes off with vanilla, clove, cinnamon and dehydrated orange peel. Tea and tobacco with the lightest finish of black pepper.
To be honest, I did not think I was going to enjoy this, but I was proven wrong. This is actually a delightful flavored concoction. Sure, its not a fine 20 year old Canadian whisky, but it’s a fun, expressive shooter. I even enjoyed sipping it neat.