What arises is a rather unusual Bourbon nose with a more full, more demanding nose. There is still a lot of sweetness but it is being accompanied now by a warm, smokey note. In the right ratio it is complimenting eachother very well. Vanilla, cinnamon, macaroons, smoldering wood and a very subtle hint of some peat smoke. It does make it better!
Fresh, light arrival. Clear vanilla notes, fresh oak, baked nuts, and again that subtle but not dominating smoldering wood note. It reminds me of a campfire on a late summer night.
Tropical fruits and fresh wood which fade away quite quickly in a little more clear peat smoke but it all stays very gentle and pleasant. It is the finish in which the peat is most active, so it seems. But the fun part is: the Bourbon hints keep pushing back, then fade away again to come back again right after, fade away again and so on. It’s almost some kind of gentle battle between the two.
Fun experiment. I would recommend you to try it!