Jake0001 says on June 21, 2019
My kind of bourbon, very rye forward! Lots of spice on the nose and palate, as well as some interesting and unique notes that come through (sunscreen and new leather on the nose?!). The finish is unusual in that it doesn’t really differentiate itself from the palate via the swallow transition. For me this unusual element added rather than detracted from the experience however. The oak notes are excellently balanced in this whiskey, taking a back seat on the palate and finish to let the more complex and subtle flavours shine.
A really interesting nose, there’s new leather car seats and sunscreen upfront along with prominent rye spice aromas - nutmeg and cinnamon - which is followed by the usual vanilla toffee, apple and pear notes you’d expect from a bourbon.
Medium bodied mouthfeel. Lots of rye influence in the flavour profile again with the spices, cinnamon, nutmeg and white pepper coming through on the delivery. Creamy vanilla toffee, cherry, more pear and just a hint of oaky tannins develop.
The profile doesn’t really change on the finish. Rather the palate notes, initially the rye spices on the swallow, continue to reverberate. The rye spices eventually subside to leave vanilla toffee and light oak notes. It’s unusual, in a good way.