Score: 96 points
The color is a rich gold, and the nose (without water) is warm and woody, with notes of mulling spices, apple pie, vanilla, old leather, and my grandfather’s pipe tobacco. Water reveals a touch of cinnamon and pumpkin spice. The taste is honey-thick, but spicy and smooth with notes black pepper and chiles. A touch of water mutes the spiciness and reveals some notes of honey underneath. The finish is creamy and smooth with notes of cinnamon, graham crackers, nutmeg, and a very slight hint of almonds.