Tasting note: [BATCH QBC 16-25 tasted] Bright brassy copper. Dessert style opening sniffs include tea biscuits, vanilla fudge, mocha and hints of sticky date. Air contact dries and lightens the bouquet introducing liquorice root, and fresher, woody/peppery notes. Linear on entry. Mid palate is mildly bittersweet, bolder, oily, resinous, plummy, warming but keenly balanced at high ABV. Finishes with a brisk flurry of sweet baking spices and late cedary oak. Moderate length. 57.15% Alc./Vol.

“Stunning small grain, the rye in particular starring...This is one of Kentucky’s most complex whiskies by far. Small grains, big heart.” 91 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible