Nose: Oak, mint, cherry cola, with a sweetness somewhere between dark honey and maple. Hints of spice.
Palate: Creamy arrival, but medium bodied. Burnt vanilla, oak, honey, maple, coconut, red licorice, and cherry cola. Nice spices here.
Finish: A semi-dry finish with cherry cola, mint, coconut, red licorice, and spices that loom for a while before gently fading. Medium length, with lingering oak.
Thoughts: The flavours are consistent throughout this dram. There’s good balance here, as well as a bit of kick. I also like that this isn’t too thick. Thick, mouth-coating, syrup-like bourbon can be good, but I prefer something a little less substantial for casual sipping. This is the embodiment of a medium bodied, unpretentious, quality bourbon. Not too challenging, but enjoyable.