Lost to Buffalo Trace in my blind taste test. 5.0 - Near perfect, outstanding. A truly special spirit with a naturally exceptional balance, complexity, and power. An example that immediately sets itself apart from others in the category. Highest Recommendation. 4.5 - Amazing, will always try to have a bottle of this. An excellent spirit with exceptional balance and rare and complex flavors. An example that stands out against its peers. Highly Recommended. 4.0 - Very Good, maybe only one minor nitpick about the spirit keeping it here. An accomplished spirit with good balance, strong character, and good complexity. Recommended 3.5 - Good, quite enjoyable to drink. A perfectly well-made spirit which provides an enjoyable drinking experience. Worth checking out. Above average. 3.0 - Solid, wouldn't go out of my way to get it. Average. 2.5 - Meh, still drinkable if free but do not buy. // Below 2 – avoid, not good.