The BF ordered some Root last week. It smells incredibly like a medicinal, delicious root beer. The spices in it make it a great spirit to have around for the colder weather in fall.
One of the first drinks he made with Root was a John Wilkes Booth (recipe here). It’s spicy without being too overpowering (I have him go easy on the cinnamon), but easy to drink. The cocktail really does require a fine strainer though, because it’s no fun drinking with chunks of cinnamon stick floating around.