Nose: Cherries, smoke, herbal mint, red licorice, cigar ash, stewed fruits, pixie sticks. Taste: Sweet cherry, ash, baking spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, taaaad mint or anise. Experience: A fall/winter party with great food and multiple fires, indoors you have a fireplace with fruits and pastries set about. The smells are sweet and warm. You walk outside into the cold and the sweet smells drop off into ashy darkness. But as you draw close to the heat of the outdoor fire fit the warmth comes back and you take another bite of the goodies you brought from inside. Notes: This was talked up to me as a fan of all types of whiskey. so I went on skeptical, but It is a fantastic blend for someone like me who enjoys bourbon, Scotch, rye, and everything in between. If you hate smoke, or rye, I have no clue how you will react to this. But I love all whiskey and this is a perfect paring of multiple genres, like The Princes Bride or Back to the Future III, it's not for everyone but if you like each part, you'll like them all mixed together.