Nose: Caramel, honey, maple, cola, oak, and spice, menthol, and spearmint. Layered and heavy.
Palate: Thick, rich, and mouth-coating. Caramel, white pepper, some herbal notes, oak, maple, cherries, and menthol.
Finish: Long. Oak, leather, caramel, spearmint, cherries, spices, tobacco. Good intensity and lasting power.
Thoughts: If you want an affordable bourbon with some “balls,” here you go. It’s one of the more substantial bourbons you can get for the price here in Taiwan. There’s definitely no shortage of flavour or intensity. However it can come off as a bit… much. I’ve been accused of being too sensitive to the intrinsic sweetness and richness of bourbon. Well, that’s fair. I do gravitate towards the less “sweetie” bourbons that don’t have the consistency of syrup. But that’s just me. A lot of people swear by this stuff, and so might you. Definitely worth trying.