Bottle: Squat and dimpled on the sides. Kinda cute. Eye-catching on 45 degree angle.
Nose: Salty liquorice at first, then dried fruits and vanilla.
Palate: Peppery, a touch of dark chocolate and something a little charred.
Finish: White pepper lingers for a while. Something almost metallic. Dry. Quite smooth.
Neat/Ice/Water: Becomes a little sweeter with water/ice but loses a bit of oomph as well.
Verdict: Average. The smoothness is the best trait on this one. A little flat flavourwise and the ever-so-slight metallic edge to the finish detract from the experience. Won’t buy it again. If the missus pours coke in this one I won’t shed a tear…