If you like Sherried whiskies, you'll probably really like this. It's
not sherried like a Macallan, which quickly yields to the oxidative
notes and copper-caramel, this stays with the fruit, which integrates
very well with the bourbon, and keeps the finish going for a very, very
long time. I'm sad to see that this sold out from TPS already; I'd get
another bottle. Maybe a local store has it... Kudos to [ed: the sadly now deceased] Truman Cox! I
haven't had a bourbon like this before, but I'm definitely going to have
This is interesting! Red berries, jam, soft and sweet wood. Cinnamon.
It's not quite Christmas, but it's close. Raspberry liqueur and syrup.
Strawberry-rhubarb pie (there is nothing in that that I don't love).
Coconut, rum soaked fruit cake with candied cherries. The fruitiest
bourbon that I've ever had. Saw dust, polished leather, and minor
cocoa+tobacco. For all the fruit and sherry-like flavors, this had a
more distinctly bourbon background; you wouldn't confuse it with a
sherry bomb scotch.
Medium-body on entry, and rather silky. Quick burst of fruit - raspberry
jam, cherries, and strawberries. The base is on bourbon spice, and then
more on general bourbon, cigars, and cedar/sandal-wood. There's a
punchy (note: my handwriting was terrible) bitterness mid-palate, but
it's pretty balanced.
Still some fruit (red berries, of course) with a smart amount of wood,
and a very good cigar wrapper. Figs, dates, and dried cherries and
cranberries. Still some bourbon spice and depth. Easily my favorite