This is a solid, complex whiskey that wants to be enjoyed neat or with just a few drops of water. The aromatics are intense; flowery vanilla is followed by orange creamsicle and mixed peppercorns. Cedar and smoldering oak appear shortly after, boosted by the addition of water. Charred, sweet orange marks the palate with some leather and exotic, floral spice. The finish lingers long on leather and cedar cigar box.