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My non-alcoholic lunch at County General today made me want to try this new bourbon when I got home (County General has an excellent bourbon selection on full display. If you are in Toronto, check it out, I recommend either the fried chicken or the reuben sandwich). It was worth waiting for. Thin bodies yet with a deep maroon colour. Very complex nose with cinnamon, vanilla and burnt sugar enveloped by charred oak. In the mouth, it is much like the nose, but fiery with cayenne pepper. With water, things get even better - nose becomes buttery, with cocoa and rye - like a baked pie crust! And the taste becomes even more chocolaty, with more and more rye. In fact, the more I taste it, the more it seems to be approaching a straight rye, but with those sweet chocolate pastry elements balancing it out. Very full bodied, with more oomph than its sister Jim Beam's Small Batch, Basil Hayden. Distiller Baker Beam recommends having it over ice with a splash of water, I just may do that later...