AVAILABILITY: Nationwide – subject to allocation
SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $750
Brilliant, highly attractive henna/auburn color; minor sediment seen floating. Toasted marshmallow, fudge, and toffee notes leap from the sampling glass in sweet, corny waves in the initial whiffs; the fragrance of sweet corn dripping with butter comes to mind after further aeration along with sautéed almond, roasted chestnut, and charcoal. Entry is sweet, corny, breakfast cereal-like, sap- and maple-like; midpalate reinforces the broad menu of entry tastes and adds toasted flavors of honeywheat toast, honey, and vanilla bean. Concludes long in the throat, bittersweet, oaky/woody, and gloriously toasty/warming. Who says that American whiskeys can’t age for extended periods?
F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal rating: 5 stars/Highest Recommendation