And it feels, and not just a bit, as this later bottling is almost completely devoid of any fruit characteristics (I really miss this intense and deep plum/prune note this used to have) and has way less proper cinnamon aromas than it's predecessor, and this rich and deep oak note this used to have, has turned into some kind of plankish dusty note.
Don't get me wrong, it's still an alright bourbon, but the phrase 'It's not what it used to be' very much fits here as well.
quite plankish at first, cardboard, back of an old cupboard, dark oak notes, very dark toffee, some molasses, some treacle, very old cinnamon powder that has very much lost it's mojo, cocoa powder, dried coconut grates, overall really woody and dry, but kind of bold
dry and oaky arrival, at first spices develop, sour dough, a hint of prune, a little cinnamon, coconut grates, all the flavours revolve around a plankish/cardboardy oakiness, the balance's there, it has a good body with depth, but something's amiss.
coconut shavings in cocoa, a little cinnamon, a cardboardy/plankish oak note, medium to long.