Ultimate Beverage Challenge 92 points - (Great Value,Tried & True Award)- Pretty auburn/topaz color. Aroma is ripe, juicy, fruitcake-like, with pronounced dried fruit, candied walnut, hickory smoke scents. Taste profile is long, delicately sweet, toasted, nutty, tarter than the aroma. Finishes deep, roasted, regal. (Mar 2015)
GOLD MEDAL 2008 SAN FRANCISCO SPIRITS COMPETITION. Dark amber with a dark copper cast. Full bodied with hints of walnuts, cinnamon, pecan and maple. The finish is soft and rich.