Nose: Red cola cubes, sticky toffee pudding made with dates and blood orange rind lead with creamy vanilla and cacao in support. Plenty of dusty oak spice is present throughout.
Palate: Rich dark chocolate, vanilla pod sweetness and aromatic warmth from clove and cinnamon come through first, with lots of chewy rye notes and caramel in support.
Finish: Red fruit and rye spice linger.
Overall: A really wonderful rye from James E. Pepper.