Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points - An elegant and gentle bourbon that offers aromas of creme anglaise and orange peel. The texture is soft and oily while orange peel and custard tastes follow through. (Mar 2013)
Wine Enthusiast 90 points - The first sniffs detect restrained, lightly roasted kernel/bean-like scents; bouquet opens up as aromas of saddle leather, tobacco leaf and walnut come to the fore. Palate entry is semisweet, candied and creamy; by midpalate, the taste includes pepper, welcome spirity heat, oak resin and caramel corn. Ends showing the delicate side of Bourbon.
— P.P. (5/1/2004) — 90-95 (Jun 2006)