I actually picked this up at the gift shop back in the Oct 2018 after tasting it and liking it. I just finally got around to opening it recently to celebrate a birthday and have had a couple of pours now so thought I'd write something up. Appearance - dark mahogany with amber highlights and thick legs Nose - Dark brown sugar, varnished oak, oiled leather, dark chocolate, orange peel, toasted vanilla, a hint of cherry and a smoky char note. Palate - follows the nose with dark brown sugar, cocoa, maple syrup, vanilla and baking spices,. The spice lingers on the finish as the oak asserts itself. The lengthy finish is dry but with just enough of that maple sweetness to keep it from getting too tannic or bitter. So this is definitely an oak-forward bourbon, just as you'd expect given the age. I happen to love it, but I can see how it might be a bit overbearing for some. It's not super complex, but there's a depth and intensity to the flavors that I really enjoy. Given the price I have to knock the score down a bit, but it's still excellent and intend to savor the bottle on special occasions.
249.0 USD per Bottle