I anticipated giving this a 4.25 or 4.5 for my separate bottle kill review, but I believe in the month since it's been open the flavors and smells have all been turned down a couple notches. It's still a really good whiskey, but I liked it more when I first opened it. The GD Hand Selected Barrel is holding up better over time. I'm getting more oak and ethanol this time around, and less baking spice. The corn sweetness is a bit drier at the moment. Finish it still medium with big tannic flavors. All in all a great value whiskey, pick one up if you see it because it flies off the shelves here in NC.
35.95 USD per Bottle
  • Zachary-Robbins

    @BDanner That's exactly what happened with this one

  • BDanner

    I haven’t tried the 11 year yet, but I definitely found that time open was not kind to the 13. The longer it was open, the less I liked it. The fruity syrupy notes that I liked so much really faded and were replaced by some astringency. Still good, but if the end of the bottle had been my first impression I wouldn’t have rated it as highly as I did. Drink fast!!