AVAILABILITY: Nationwide – subject to allocation
SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $600
Awesomely beautiful and lustrous chestnut brown color; flawless clarity. I smell heavenly aromas of cigar tobacco, linseed oil, BBQ meat, and dry oak in the initial whiffs after the pour – a powerhouse right from the first moments; additional aeration time brings out walnut, old saddle leather, brown rice, brown sugar, and tobacco aromas. Entry is fat, oily and bacon-like but neither cumbersome nor cloying; midpalate features all the inherent richness of the grain/oak marriage in roasted/toasty tastes of sautéed mushrooms, vanilla wafer, and winter holiday cake. Finishes elegantly, refined, chewy/viscous, gently sweet, and polite. Never at any time does the cask strength get in the way of the pure enjoyment.
F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal Rating: 5 stars/Highest Recommendation