Opening nosings detect concentrated, litchi nut, deep-roasted grain scents; aroma turns baked, buttery, oaky and almost brandy-like with aeration. Palate entry is integrated, sweet, and slightly peppery; at midpalate there's a sweet oak/vanilla rush that backs off prior to the finish, leaving behind taste traces of spirity heat, vanilla extract, cake frosting, butter cream and resin.
Toffee and butterscotch notes dominate on nose/taste, and the finish is buttery smooth. The proof is just right, as I'm of the opinion that a bourbon should be somewhere from 90-120. Great stuff!
Evokes thoughts of Cognac, in particular, from the Borderies district.