Appearance: Deeply burnished copper and molten gold with darker swirls of late fall leaves and brick dust. Swirls of the wrist reveal more complex shades reminiscent of black tea and rare Pedro Ximénez Sherry.
Nose: Fire roasted corn, black cherries and a tantalizing burst of tangerine oil in the nose weave their way up your nose, gentling warming your nostrils with 105.3 proof heat. Each further sniff reveals an aroma recalling hot pot pie with slowly roasted root vegetables, steaming hot butter, and a rich and flaky hand-turned pastry crust.
Palate: Juicy caramelized summer fruit swirl across the tongue. Each sip is luxurious and reminiscent of fine sherry. Dollops of bittersweet chocolate dipped walnuts, wet saddle leather, and a crisp dryness contribute to sips of uncommon depth and balance.
Wine EnthusiastThis five-year-old cask-strength Kentucky Bourbon is bottled at 122 proof, but feels smooth and light nevertheless. The scent mingles vanilla and cedar while the drying palate shows richer hazelnut, cocoa and cigar wrapper, finishing extremely long with clove and cinnamon sparks