Nose: Corn and vanilla with lots of old leather and oak with some berry fruit notes and baking spices.
Taste: Very full bodied with caramel toffee and a note of coffee. Oak and baking spices are tempered with a hint of blackberry fruit. When tasted with a dried cranberry more fruit comes out of the Bourbon – ripe apples and pears, but it reduces the caramel and baking spices. When tasted with a pecan some citrus notes come out with a definite allspice note. This is a very complex Bourbon.
Finish: Long and dry with oak and fine leather. The cranberry shortens the finish and makes it more sweet and fruity with a hint of oak. The pecan lengthened the finish and added a lot more spices.