Excerpt: The oak seems also to have tamed the original spirit's fruit and citrus (though the pepper remains) while adding a slight bitterness. Better as a mixer than solo, and much improved by a splash of Topo Chico.
Excerpt: The flavors here are muted and poorly saturated. The herbal agave and lemon citrus are the only things I can pick up from the raw ingredients, but thankfully the lack of a longer aging process means that the barrel elements are similarly weak and don’t overpower.
Excerpt: The pepper notes are restrained, with some modest brown sugar in their place. The floral elements are harder to catch here, their gentleness done in by the power of the barrel. The finish sees some red pepper, tempered by brown sugar, and a fleeting hint of licorice.