I've only had one before, which just like this one was a drum stick sample courtesy of karloff.
As I'm sitting down with this one the expectaitions are even higher than for the last one.
Even though this has a quite unique nose I found the Kentucky Spirit to be a little more interesting, while this one scores a point or two higher on the taste.
No doubt, I got to get me some Turkey!
Quite some power to this nose.
Off course on top there's the usual bourbon notes of oaky vanilla and cinnamon.
But this goes way deeper with lots of dark sweet fruit notes.
And karloff is spot on with the old rope note, it smells like an old dry hemp rope. I used to have a 10 meter coil intended as a fire escape aid in the closet of my childhood room. Fascinating.
The higher proof is noticable but not agressive.
Almost thick consistency.
Mellow arrival on dark sweet fruit before it kicks your teeth out.
Not as bad as it sounds, barrel proof at 54% is within the acceptable, but the development of the first sip is a surprising hit.
Leather, maybe even leather conditioner. Sweet tobacco.
One of the most richly flavoured bourbons I've tasted.
Long, spicy, warming.
Notes of licorice and nuts.
The high proof makes it a little dry, but not as much as expected.