Beautiful copper coloration. The nose is somewhat fruity and has a bright oaky character. Some notes of tobacco leaf, malt, sweet corn and burnt caramel on the nose. In the glass, the flavors are compact, slightly spicy and rich with a full range of tastes, from the deep malt and barrel char to the high notes of baking spice and black pepper. The finish is quite long and has a dry, slightly chalky ending. We really enjoyed this bourbon and look forward to more from VGD in the future.