The initial nose neat is a heady pungent sweet aroma of musky perfume. It takes some time before other notes evolve and become noticed; an aromatic smell of sandalwood followed by herbal notes like a tartar sauce with capers, chives, parsley and lemon juice. The taste starts off very hot like biting on an individual peppercorn in a whisky and peppercorn sauce. After that it leaves you with a very creamy and buttery mouth feel and the sweetness of a cinnamon swirl. With water a lot sweeter and darker like a Rumtopf using high ester Jamaican rum and honey-glazed parsnips and carrots. Less intense in the taste but the flavours remain the same as neat, becoming juicier and fruitier.