A bit fiery on the nose, this spirit opens up to spice and more spice: white pepper and clove. Vanilla bean and jasmine follow. On the palate, it’s thin, bracing and not without smoothness. The strong clove goes straight to the sinuses, with a clean dark cherry blooming on the mid-palate. There are glimmers of caramelized sugar here, counterbalanced with an herbal bitterness on the back-palate.