Super fruity up front with notes of mixed berries and raspberry sorbet. Water brings out lemon wafers, vanilla frosting, and raspberry danish on the nose. The palate is likewise fruity, with added notes of caramel and Red Hots. Sticky buns and grape jelly emerge with water, of which this can take plenty. The finish has more spicy cinnamon. A well-rounded bourbon with intricate flavor and enough proof to withstand water or ice. (20,000 bottles).
Whisky Advocate Tasting Notes:
A complex and layered nose gives mixed berries, tobacco leaf, chocolate cake, brown sugar, baking spice, and orange marmalade. The palate is velvety and sweet, but somewhat thin, with cocoa powder, chocolate-covered banana, vanilla fudge, and blackberry jam. Nutty chocolate, red fruit, and tea leaves highlight the finish. Strong flavors throughout, though the finishing cask doesn’t feel fully integrated.