Batch T-1796. Distilled and bottled in Tennessee
Ok, in terms of surprise, it's hard to beat. An excellent whiskey, with everything you would expect from a bourbon, like "textbook-bourbon". Wow. You have to try it to believe it. Nose: A superb sweet and juicy bourbon perfume with vanilla, molasses and some spices. Very appetizing. Palate: Beautiful spices of rye, some burnt wood, brown sugar, molasses, a note of discreet smoke and a little citrus. Wow. Unbelievable. Finale: Of a beautiful length, spicy, smoke and woody.
Nose: shy aromas, though typical of American whiskey. Dominance of vanilla, corn and wood. Some stewed fruits and a little honey. Light wood glue and earth cherry. Alcohol level lives up to expectations. Palate: Vanilla, honey, wood and spicy maple water. Corn firmly in the foreground. Very little subtlety, however. Finish: Hot and spicy, strongly marked by vanilla, earthy cherry and charred oak board. Balance: A bourbon more than honest. An extraordinary nose, some clumsiness in the mouth, but even if it is rather punches, I would live well with the fact of being able to get it at Costco.