"The creamy caramel and vanilla scent is echoed on the palate, where it's also interwoven with espresso and clove, finishing relatively dry. A splash of water mellows the alcohol heat and the flavor still sings out boldly."
"Earthy, leathery, and spiced, this bourbon shows nice maturity and polish, evoking a well-worn wood-paneled barroom. The flavors offer good intensity and concentration, striking a nice balance of sweet and savory notes, as spicy cedarwood and cigar box come draped in toffee. Water releases some vivid chocolate, vanilla cream, and clove-studded orange. Nice verve, fine balance, and evident maturity."