Nose: The spice is immediately apparent... nutmeg, cloves, freshly-ground black pepper. It's clearly going to pack a punch. There's also some maraschino notes too, with a thick caramel undertone.
Palate: The spice delivery is not immediate; first there's a brief caramel vanilla note before it plunges you in. All the notes from the nose are here, delivered with a pleasant, fiery warmth.
Finish: This rounds off to smooth cherry and pepper, with a slightly citric sweetness.
Overall: Right. This is simply great for the sub-?30 price tag. I'm off to make an old fashioned...