Few Bourbon 46.5%.
30ml sample at home, April 2022. No details of cask or batch number.
Aroma is big on the toffee, some hot spirit but it’s integrated into the toffee in a way that’s actually quite pleasant, muted mint-cherry-char complexities but the toffee and spirit predominate.
Body is watery to lightly oily.
Taste is spicy oak, buttermints, boozed up fudge, floral linger. Fudgey oak, estery spirit, some spiced apple pie.
It’s quite a good bourbon actually. There’s not a lot to say about it. Clean spirit with enjoyable levels of caramelised oak. Doesn’t drink young. Nicely matured. As bourbons go this is not a particularly ‘sweet’ or rich one and nor is it one of the drier booze bombs or particularly hot. It falls in between and is so well balanced that it’s quite hard to describe.
It's good. Well made, tasty, well-judged, classic. No frills. Solid. £55 is okay, I suppose - I wouldn’t pay much more than that for a bourbon delivering at this level and I'd prefer to pay less. But, if it’s consistently this good, you could easily do worse at the price. 3.6/86