Nose: Cherry, apple peanut, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla.
Palate: Sharp cherry and apple, fruity, spicy, strong, touch sour, caramel and brown sugar, not much vanilla, but some, and a bit creamy, not super sweet. There is also something like a touch of cotton candy.
Finish: Corn sugar, caramel, apple, nuts.
With Water: Definitely needs some. Sweeter, more caramel and vanilla.
Overall: A strong, simple bourbon. Lacks complexity, for sure, and nothing like the 12 y.o. reasonably good for the price, but it’s really more for blending than sipping.