I started off not liking this whiskey. I felt like the malt was overwhelmed by the new barrels, which led to an astringent flavor. It’s either grown on me, or the oxidation has really had an effect because now it seems like a whole different whiskey. The maltiness really comes through now, and it has a spicy backdrop almost like a rye. It tastes very much like an American version of a scotch. Unlike the review, I think it does have an interesting finish. Although it’s somewhat short initially, the flavor tends to return after a few moments.