It feels like I have been on a hiatus but I promise I have been enjoying whisky! Its been a busy past week or so around here but I have been enjoying a new whisky guild I joined locally as well as getting back into brewing beer at home. With that said I do have some catch up to do on both some bottles I have added to my collection as well as some tastings of the wonderful offerings sent to me from @ContemplativeFox ! This is one that I have looked forward to getting to..... Appearance: Dark copper and very oily with legs for days. Nose: Oh my here we go - what doesn't this nose offer? Grains for days, the name is fitting. And as @ContemplativeFox said in his reviews you can in fact smell them clearly. But wait, there is more, so much more and again as CF mentioned so many wonderful aromas to behold. I get a very heady aroma form the grains, milk, brown sugar, sugar cookies, peach, cherries, very light cinnamon, honey buns, apple, vanilla, butter cream - to name a few and in order of appearance on the nose. The longer you allow it to sit the more aromas show up to the party. Mouthfeel: Lightly Creamy, warming, medium fullness. Flavor: Things here are interesting. Yes there is a nice warming sensation, there is a light cinnamon, a lot of grains as in the nose but you really taste them, mostly I am getting barley the strongest although I do detect that buckwheat that CF mentioned. The oat flavor stands out well but more on the finish. There is also something almost refreshing on the backend, like a breeze through a wheat field. I am also getting a nice rush of cherries and peach, sort of like a mixed fruit cup. It is for sure a very unique and lovely bourbon. It is far less sweet than I expected from the nose, and far more green although there is a lovely sweetness to it. Its a grain sweet, a beer sweet, not so much your typical sugary bourbon sweet. This is a hard one to explain and maybe its the drink or maybe its that I am rusty in reviewing since its been a hot minute but its very enjoyable. Finish: Long lingering flavors especially in the back of the throat that seem to hang on well. Finishes green - not as in bad or too young - but as in grassy and fresh cut grass green. Adding one drop of water.... Sweetness really comes out in the nose with the one little drop of water. Wonder what it will taste like now .... actually yes, a tad bit sweeter. Not tons but its noticeable. I do think this would do well with a small cube, a very small cube..... I bit down on a cube from my Yeti so its now cold AF but the cube is not more than a piece of another small "cube"...So small its already dissolved into the remaining bourbon which was about 1 finger in a glencarin, Its very nice like this - I like it a bit colder even though it is barely cool its more flavorful on the sweet side which I admit I do love but it did not lose any of the other wonderful flavors including the amazing grains! Conclusion: This is a solid 4 - would buy if I could get my hands on it. And a sneak flavor on the way way back end is an interesting black licorice flavor that was utterly unexpected! I am not sure if it is due to that I have not taken a sip here in a few or if it was the cooling ice that brought it out but you see, for this reason and all the above reasons this is a winner! This bourbon is so very different.