Sample #8 of 9 Backstory: I participated in a Distiller W.O.W. (whiskies of the world) Zoom call having received 10 drams of different whiskies, actually 9 as they snuck one rum in with the mix. See my review on Diplomatico Reserva. I am so glad to have been introduced to a rum that put my love of bourbon to the test! This tasting event was a gift for my finance for his 50th so I got each of us a sample box and we joined in the Zoom call together one evening. It was a blast and I am glad we had two boxes as by the time we got to the last few drams my tasting notes got a little suspect as I had a pretty good buzz going! Plus, even with clearing my palette, and sniffing on coffee beans I am sure that my tasting was not as great as it was on those first few drams. We were smart to just share in the first box and save the second back for tasting over a period of a week just to be sure our notes were correct. Review: Appearance: Light Amber, Thin. Nose: Red Hots, biscuit, oak, cherries, apricot. Mouthfeel: Medium Flavor: Big wheat flavor that is beer like. Grains, sweet corn. Heat coming from peppers, cloves, and cinnamon. Finish: Long with the wheat flavors lingering. Overall: Tastes like what brewing beer smells like. The cinnamon is a bit red hot candy like only with less of the sugar. I absolutely love the nose and lingering flavor of the spent grains being a beer brewer myself but overall it does not give me all the feels I seek out in a whisky. Still it is damn good. I think I would like having this around and would buy a bottle even if just for the feel it gives me and that glorious nose! Yet, I would not sell the family jewels for it - thus I must give it a solid 3 based on my rating scale.