Nose: Black pepper and cloves with a hint of woody caramel sweetness. Pronounced oak notes with soft vanilla custard.
Palate: Initially there's a spiced bourbon taste but the mouthfeel is so different, much softer and rounder than even the smoothest sippin' whiskey. Plenty of cinnamon and cloves with a hint of maraschino cherry. The maple syrup comes through in the middle with the sweetness building towards the finish.
Finish: Long and satisfyingly sweet maple syrup with caramel and custard.
Overall: A well-integrated and smoothly sweet liqueur with a touch of spice.