-Bottled in Bond, press release states "aged for well over a decade"
Nose: Sweet caramel and vanilla cake wrapped in a soft wheat bouquet. It's a very delicate aroma, packed with citrus notes, spicy clove, black pepper, and charred oak.
Taste: Sweet upfront with a bright mid palate bursting with caramel, butterscotch, and orange peel. The body is soft, yet it's complexity is enhanced by a backbone of spices, predominantly clove, cinnamon, black pepper, and oak.
Finish: Shorter than anticipated with an aftertaste of spice and wood.
Conclusion: Every time one of these limited bourbons is announced, a cloud of hype is formed and the internet is abuzz with anticipation. All in all, this is your standard Buffalo Trace wheater with additional layers of depth and complexity; it's a very good bourbon that easily met my expectations.
My Rating: B+ (Very Good)