Nose – Dark and sweet. I wouldn’t describe it as incredibly complex, but it has everything a bourbon drinker is looking for here. Some rich oak and caramel mix with a hint of fruit. It’s indiscernible fruitiness is balanced pretty well with vanilla and brown sugar.
Taste – This hits the palate very cleverly…and I’m not totally sure what I mean by that, but it came to mind immediately. While this didn’t ooze of complexity on the nose, there’s a good amount showing up on the palate. A nice layer of sweet caramel and a buttery note hits me. Not quite a buttery waffle, but not unlike it either. Sort of walking down the dessert buffet for ice cream toppings here with caramel, chocolate, butterscotch, and fruit syrups. It’s not overly sweet, either, just a mixed-bag of treats.
Finish – This finish rolls quite a while, and with plenty of flavors. The caramel, vanilla, and even hints of cocoa take turns dancing with fruit. The oak becomes evident again, and hangs out for quite a while without being drying or tannic for me.