Soft notes, slight hints of wood (oak) and a spicy rye note are in there. There’s something in there that reminds me of the old Wilson Leather stores…not so intense but a hint of leather.
Spice (rye) and oak lead the short parade of flavor. After the 2nd and 3rd sip I begin to get hints of spicy tobacco, leather and caramelized oak. The linger of the finish dries the cheeks but leaves a sweet, salivating vanilla on the lips, or at least the front part of the mouth. An interesting sip.
Leather, spice and dryness may not be key selling points to your beginner in the bourbon world. However, for those that have explored this world, then these are interesting and potentially welcoming notes.
Dryness and Spice.
Nice color, classic of what you think bourbon to look like with its luscious amber appearance. The nose is soft, borderline average with distinct hits of vanilla and caramel; and a subtle hint of marshmallow. Moderate body the fills the mouth. There is a low burn covered up by the sweetness of caramel. Slight oak with hints of cedar end in the finish. This is bourbon.
This is a great stepping stone for those getting into bourbons and want to see what's out there. Flavors are clean and direct.
Vanilla and caramel!
Breaking away from its traditional high rye mashbill with the use of wheat we have a nice bourbon with a honey-like appearance. The nose on it reminds me of spring time with honeysuckle and hints of orange blossom. There may even be some of that fresh cut grass wafting throughout. The body is full and coats the palatte with a sweetness like that of molasses and caramel. A short finish with hints of grass and residual sweetness around the lips. An enjoyable sipper!
Allow this to open up and let oxygen do its magic. The flavor on this when you first crack it, 15 minutes later, 2 hours later, and a week later are all examples of the evolution of bourbon.
Herbaceous and grassy.