Color: Honey, amber.
Aroma: Toffee and tobacco.
Taste: Starts you off with a semisweet beginning, and notes of oak grow stronger as you go. Subtle toasted grains follow.
Finish: Elegant. Long. Subtly flavored. Smooth.
Eight years of aging make for a complex, sophisticated taste. Mixes well in cocktails. A premium bourbon with a more flavorful character. A must-have for every at-home bar.
Opening nosings detect sweet notes of light caramel, toffee and yellow fruit; aeration stimulates baked, dry aromas of tobacco leaf, oak resin and breakfast cereal. Palate entry is firm, semisweet and mildly grainy; by midpalate, there's a slight oiliness to the texture that I like while the taste becomes narrowly focused on the grain/wood interplay. Finishes elegantly, emitting more dry than sweet flavors of toasted grain and oak.