The word for this is MELLOW. It's so mellow and smooth I do not recommend ice- even though it is 90 proof. Neat is where it's at with this as a sipper. Even the vanilla whiff is a mellow shot to the nose- nothing about this is overpowering and yet there still is just enough bite from the alcohol to remind you this is in fact a whisky. Not as deeply complex as I was expecting, but deserving of a spot in any bar or cupboard- it is truly enjoyable. Great after dinner aperitif- following a nice juicy steak, perhaps. More notes: the initial surge of black cherry followed by nougat is much more pronounced when enjoyed from Glencairn crystal. Change your glass, change your whole experience.
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2 years ago
If you like bourbon, try this.
First whiff of aroma: dark cherry, caramel, slightly floral. First taste: I tried it neat. Really wonderful stuff! There is a little bite from the proof. Some folks may want to add ice. I prefer bourbon and whiskeys straight for sipping if they are smooth enough. This one definitely is. I did notice dark cherry and caramel flavors, with a bit of smoke from the charred casks. A good blend for sure. This will be in my rotation from now on. I really like Makers Mark, Makers 46, and this one is really different.