My Tasting Notes:
Colour: Dark amber
Nose: Very intense, orange zest, vanilla, black cherries, caramel, old leather, cinnamon and allspice.
Palate: Burnt sugar, vanilla, dark chocolate, orange zest, dried banana chips, strong tea, tobacco, a mysterious mix of gentle spices.
Finish: Very long and dry.
Overall: This is a big bold bourbon that does not hide its age. The other flavours are potent enough to keep the strong wood notes in check.
Rating: 87/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$
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