Open 1.5 months Nose - Banana bread, dark oak, baking spices, crème brulee, honey and brown sugar, lighter than expected ethanol burn Palate - Banana and stewed berries, crème brulee, cinnamon oak, light ethanol. Finishes with big burnt brown sugar, baking spices and oak, the ethanol finally comes out to play while the banana disappears. Medium-to-long finish, but it isn't drying or overly tannic. It is eminently sippable for 125 proof. This has been my white whale of bourbon hunting in the last 2 years, and suddenly I started to see it at multiple ABC stores in my area. I picked up 2 bottles at 2 different locations, every store limited to 1 per person. It is worth every penny in my opinion. When I first cracked it, the neck pour resembled Elijah Craig Barrel Proof. After it opened up, it is now closer to Old Forester 1920 with the banana notes emerging. The marriage of those two excellent high proof bourbons is the best way to describe this. As a bonus, this is $45 in NC and those two are $60. It is one of the best high proof, high value bourbons I've had.
44.95 USD per Bottle