The spirit itself is a nice light brown (although it clearly states on the bottle that caramel color has been added). The nose is a nice herbal bouquet with anise being the top note and orange, root beer, fennel and tarragon underneath. It’s nice that the anise doesn’t overpower the nose and the result is some nice complexity that’s very inviting. The entry is syrupy, soft and sweet, but not overpowering or overly sweet. The spirit opens on the palate unfolding a wide spectrum of herbal flavors including root beer, tarragon, fennel, orange and lemon, and very subtle anise. The sweet entry switches to savory in the mid palate, then slightly bitter on the finish (bitter in a good way, like Angostura Bitters). The finish is extremely long with just a little spice and it leaves your mouth full of herbal goodness. End to end it’s an extremely well crafted product, well balanced, and masterfully distilled.
Addendum by me:
We bought some this weekend and it tastes like a [friendly] wizard made it.
Monday, February 22, 2016