A fiery bourbon with a rather impenetrable nose, sharp and short taste with moderately interesting spectrum and a finish that should have lasted a bit longer, had it wanted to score higher.
It's a real challenge to reach beyond the stinging alcohol here, but it promises green apple skin and white berries carried on bourbon vanilla. Strangely, even some water could not douse it.
It turns out some effort is needed for it to give away its contents; letting it rest for a couple of minutes, sniffing ever so gently, trying from different angles and distances where only some would work. Alas, with my original findings it remains.
It takes me on a blitz tour through 3 different aspects. Starting off on the fruity side with (slightly underripe) apple, pear, a hint of citrus, hastily passing a sweeter profile characterized by vanilla, honey and oak, landing on more toasted and smokey notes.
It definitely is interesting but it flies by so fast that it's hard to properly enjoy.
The fruits come floating above the smokey sweetness again and shortly after, a more grassy/herbal undertone makes its appearance.
Given the high alcohol percentage, one just expects it to last way longer than it does, just like the taste, hence the final verdict.