A deep amber, aromas of under-ripe bananas and notes of white pepper and toasted sesame precede a balanced, nimble mid-palate. The finish ends with a touch of bitterness and undertones of vanilla and honey.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points - Decidedly honeyed nose with orange blossom, stewed cherry, and apple streusel also making an appearance. Vanilla comes to the front on the palate with a distinct sweet spice and a salty characteristic. Citrus pith undertones add to the mix and lead into a smooth and vanilla-like finish. (Apr 2014)
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(MA90) WHACK! The spicy smack of the nose sends me to check the mashbill; sure enough, this is 38% rye. The nose fumes with youthful zest: cinnamon, bright mint, sun-warmed green grass. Pour some on the palate for more explosive entertainment; sweet cinnamon red-hots burst, corn pops, and the oak burns on into the rye-high finish. This is one excitable boy of a bourbon, and it’s got me humming along. Impressive.
(86º) This unique mash bill features corn, malted barley and nearly 40% rye. Made using traditional, open-top Scottish style fermentation, it was aged in 55 gallon, Char No. 3, Missouri white oak barrels for three years.