Nose: A pleasing introduction of caramel, cherry, and green apple. Additionally, rye spice adds potency, while oak provides a well-rounded base to the aroma. It is nicely constructed, with equal time given to sweet and savory notes driving home the effectiveness of the nose. A surprise opening I wasn’t expecting given the whiskey’s proof.
Palate: A warming rise of baking spice, caramel, and oak give way to sweet cinnamon buns. A light buttery mouthfeel adds some soft texture before delicate citrus notes move in. The whiskey’s spiciness is kept in check, and while the palate avoids being overly sweet, it definitely leans in that direction. The whiskey’s proof keeps its flavors from being overly potent, instead providing a gentle and soft delivery of flavors. The whiskey is nicely constructed, only hindered by its proof.
Bottle Size: 750mL (42.4% ABV)