Brilliant, deep copper color. The nose is absolutely beautiful offering aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger accenting the solid fruit and grain core. The palate echoes the nose offering layers of flavors that are amazingly fresh for a whiskey of this age. This is sold as an American Whiskey because used barrels were utilized as opposed to new, charred barrels as is prescribed for Bourbon. The result is an old Whiskey with a wood compliment rather a wood dominance. Very fine.
Spirit Journal (SJ): NR
Recommended - Spirit Journal “Pretty amber/topaz/burnished gold color; very good clarity. Smells enticingly of buttermilk biscuits, salted butter, and fudge; the additional seven minutes of air contact bring out roasted scents of almond paste, nougat, corn bread, oatmeal, and caramel corn. Entry is semisweet, spirity warm, corn-like, and dry breakfast cereal-like; the midpalate, however, is the star of this evaluation, as the flavor profile turns buttery, rounded, maplelike, and nutty. Ends up clean, biscuity and keenly spirity, but never hot or fiery. The reined-in spirit is properly managed, creating a firm foundation on which the grain and wood influences shine, in particular, at entry and midpalate.