Rich, multi-layered nose: vanilla, cornmeal, berries (black raspberries, wineberries), and broad-shouldered oak. Powerful, but not overproof hot in the mouth; controlled. The berries sing a high counter-melody over the corn-oak beat as the whole experience rocks along. It’s powerful, sweet, authoritative, and finishes with a reprise of it all: berries, corn, vanilla, and stronger oak. Mature, complete bourbon with a 7 year age statement, and a real sleeper in the Small Batch Collection.(Fall 2014) Reviewed by: Lew Bryson
Creamy and rich. Stands up perfectly to a couple of cubes of ice. Nothing touches this whiskey at the price.
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.