It will lower your guard leading off with butterscotch but it follows with a swift and brutal 1-2-3-4 punch of cinnamon, all spice, clove, and ginger. It will kick in your door and ransack your kitchen leaving crumbling pieces of ginger snaps and dry-wall all over your nice clean floor. The finish is thin and tingly and about what you would expect from a spicy baked good. It's damn spicy, and smoother than the Amber. If you like ginger snaps, you could probably drink this straight. This is probably a fantastic mixer in all those holiday style cocktails. If you like ginger and cinnamon you will absolutely love this. If you hate those things (like I do), then you have no reason to ever buy this rum.