This cost me $21.99 for a fifth at Total Wine in Albuquerque. The color is amber with a reddish tinge at the edges, and the legs form and run quickly, far apart. It's 80 proof, with a mash bill of 84% corn, 8% rye, and 8% malted barley. First, I tried it straight out of the bottle. The NOSE was fruity, with apples and something else I couldn't identify. When I put my nose all the way into the glass I got apples and vanilla, caramel, and a very faint oak. There was almost no alcohol burn. The TASTE was spicy fruit and caramel, with oak coming on, and a butterscotch note. The FINISH was medium, giving oak with a little spice. This whisky loses a lot when you put in a splash of water or let it set for a few minutes, and while I made notes on those portions of the tasting, the only way this stuff is really worth drinking is right out of the bottle. But there it's good. This isn't a very complex whisky, but it's miles above Jack Daniel's, and has restored my faith in Tennessee whisky.
21.99 USD per Bottle