T: Nutty – almonds again, creamy corn too and marzipan with a lovely soft/sweet/sponge-dry mouthfeel. The sugar character is reminiscent of Koval’s millet grain WB. Adding water maintains these sugars for longer but cancels out the more complex herbal at the finish. The sweet spot exists somewhere between the development and the finishing stage. Sweet/herbal/sour is established before the wood really seems to kick in.
F: Heaps of herbal vanilla and soured cream. Theres a bitter herbal edge now, growing till the end. A long finish with lots to discover leading to a sour, herbal, soft, sweet, creamy conclusion.
C: A good bourbon, now with a softer side.
Scores a C+