Aged 4 to 5 years in new 53 gallon oak barrels and is non-chill filtered. You get dried orchard fruits on the nose and spice on the palate. A full and smooth choice, best either on the rocks or in a May's Manhattan. Rich crimson in appearance. Soft and sweet on the nose with aromas of brown sugar, baked apricot, wild strawberry, and nutmeg. Wonderfully soft with complex aromas of barrel spice, fruit, and oiled leather. Finishes long and delicious.
Rich vanilla and caramel aromas are enlivened by a hint of fresh pear carrying over to the palate, where rich caramel is underpinned by a perky fruit note. Adding water brings out a silkier texture and tames the alcohol heat, finishing rounded and spiced.