Nose: Black pepper and rye spice on the nose. Hints of linseed oil meld with dried herbs and morello cherries. Sweet, creamy vanilla and citrus. Lovely vermouth notes.
Palate: Perfect balance between whiskey and vermouth. The development of cherry and spice is extraordinary. It all becomes rather woody late palate.
Finish: Sweet vanilla and allspice. The bitters develop with hints of sweetness.
Overall: A wonderful classically styled Manhattan!