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This whiskey is a blend of whiskeys aged between two and a half years and five and a half years in new and used toasted oak barrels, and bottled at 51.2% ABV.
Color: Deep gold, like a super-rich white dessert wine.
Nose: Very grainy, almost yeasty, like rising bread. A little honey, combined with the toasty graininess, gives an impression of Honey Nut Cheerios. Dried stone fruit—namely that dense, faintly funky scent dried peach has—surfaces after a few minutes.
Palate: Honey shows up first on the palate. There’s some grain, but not as much as I got on the nose. The fruit here is darker and juicier, more like blackberry, and it’s spicy, but in the peppery sense, not the baking spice sense. Fairly hot and pleasantly sticky on the palate. Spice on the finish, followed by oak, with fruit lingering.