Really well done, and affordable as well.
Very pleasant, full of ripe citrus fruits, creamy ex-bourbon sweetness and intense, but elegant spices. Fragrant, floral, and softly herbal. Lots of caramelized wood sugars, vanillin, muscovado. Somewhere in the background, there's this musty, funky, lactic, slightly cheesy note that LL sometimes displays, but it's very manageable. With time (and especially once the first sip has gone down the hatch), the fruits come out more. Really nice fruit + spice combo!
Dry and woody at first, then comes the sweetness (créme caramel), while the third act belongs to French oak spices and a veritable rush of fruits: jackfruit, mango, pineapple, lychee... I have to say I'm impressed: such a late burst of tropical fruit is usually the domain of high-quality Irish pot still whiskies, really old Speysiders, or the better Bowmores, and this budget bottling does a surprisingly good job of imitating that experience at a fraction of the price.
Softly fading fruit flavors, a muted mustiness, crisp oak spice and a touch of wood smoke. Totally works.