It is called an American blended whiskey, unlike its predecessors that were a blend of straight (rye) whiskeys.
It contains of 72.5 % grain neutral spirits and 27.5 % straight whiskies of at least 4 years.
The high portion of neutral spirit is noticeable, as it feels a bit like liquid starch/glue at some time. In the nose, there are more dense notes too, probably coming from the straight whiskeys. They also bring quite some spice, which gives a rather good balance.
All in all, this is quite an enjoyable whiskey. Not the most complex, but at least it's not just all sweetness or burning alcohol power.
In the nose, this whiskey doesn't seem to reveal much at first encounter and stays a bit shy aferwards. Nevertheless, it's a bit "deep" as I call it: shoe polish, old leather, oil. It's not just that however, it gives also spices (cardamom, cinnamon), cherry coke, tinned peach (on syrup) and sawdust. Too bad that it's not too intense, but still a great nose.
The body is medium and nicely spicy. Gingerbread, cinnamon buns, cardamom and pepper make for a good combination. Next it has some corn sweetness and starch too without becoming too sticky. Still some cherry, leather cloth and quite some wood. The depth (the darker notes) have mostly gone.
The finish is rather spicy, and keeps on returning. Ginger powder, Dutch "ontbijtkoek" (gingerbread), pepper and more cardamom. Quite some wood (obviously) and sawdust, vanilla, leather window cloth, peach and ahorn syrup.
It's not the gentlest whiskey out there but neither is it annoyingly cloying.