Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points - Raisins, cinnamon and toasted oatmeal abound on the nose with a slight hint of citrus. Lush texture and deep, concentrated notes of brown sugar, baked plums and orange marmalade are combined with a smoky sweetness leading to an enduring and mellow finish. (Apr 2014)
Wine Enthusiast 90 points - An intensely grainy bouquet. The palate entry is corny sweet and nearly honey-like; at midpalate the core flavor of sweet corn mash remains while tastes of buttered popcorn, brown sugar, and nougat expand. Finishes with a spurt of fire and lots of long, corny/grainy tastes. Should be part of every serious whiskey-lover’s collection.
— P.P. (9/1/2006) — 90-95 (Sep 2006)
Tasting Notes: Smooth, easy-drinking bourbon. Perfect as an introduction to whiskey.