It is indeed significantly better than the standard
Jim Beam bourbon, available for around 30 EUR, which is fair. Goes down very
well in a tumbler with a cube of ice. Oh, blasphemy!
The nose is quite expressive. Some cassonade graeffe
(light brown) sugar, quite some vanilla and coconut, mild spices (mostly
nutmeg) and a hint of oranges.
The attack is light (bordering on weak) and very
sweet. Vanilla, honey and butterscotch come first, then some caramel and
breakfast cereals. Some roasted almonds. Cinnamon and nutmeg, not much, before
a slightly tannic side is revealed. Drying, which is rather fitting, eh?
The finish is more of the same, pretty long, on spices