Nose: Butterscotch, pine, menthol, cinnamon, roasted honey, red apples, pears, overripe bananas, and allspice. Very fresh.
Palate: Light bodied and grainy. Vanilla, maple, charred oak, Christmas cake, sweet sultanas, and menthol.
Finish: Medium finish. Oak, cedar, menthol, pine, pine resin, maple syrup, orange rind, citrus, cherry, and bitter chocolate. Again, quite grainy.
Thoughts: I really like this profile. It’s more high-pitched and grainy than most bourbons. Also, I’m a fan of how light and drinkable this is. It’s not thick or cloying, as bourbon often is. An easy sipper with a unique profile and a fair bit of complexity. This bourbon is a nice alternative to, well, other bourbon.