A very approachable, simple drinking whiskey. Not aggressive on the nose or the finish. If there was ever a whiskey to be characterized as "smooth" this one is it. A sort of complex and uncomplicated all at the same time. While I don't want to underscore the quality of this bourbon I do think there are better value bottles out there. If you are looking for the epitome of a smooth, uncompromising bourbon this is it. If you are looking for something with a bit more surprise and character, look elsewhere.