This is certainly a fancy-looking bottling. The packaging is very cool and the very official-looking metal "1824" crest on top make you feel like you're dipping into something special. Unfortunately, I was less impressed with the contents. The color is pale gold and the liquid looks thin. The nose is a bit harsh, acrid and smoky. I tasted light smoke and orange peel with some bitterness though it was mostly smooth on the tongue. The finish was rough and bumpy with more of the bitterness and some harsh dryness.