Nose: very bourbon-like but the sweetness is creamier. Moist vanilla cake. With lemon buttercream icing! Decadent sweetness atop rich, toasted oak. Marvellous aroma.
Taste: full-bodied, with big sweetness to match the nose. Lots of oak. Drinks like a bourbon but the taste in unique.
Finish: long and oak-driven, as expected. Just a tad bitter at the back of the mouth.
Balance: this wonderful whiskey came as a surprise, especially after seeing a few lukewarm reviews describing it as flat and tasteless. The wheat really shines with a dominant vanilla profile. Very well-made and balanced. 7 years of aging seems about perfect.
This is one fine whiskey. I need to restock it in the near future. It's a must in any American whiskey home bar.
@Robert99 my bottle didn't last a year, more like 10 months, I'd be interested to try out what you mention for the spicy aspect. From my experience the bottle continued to evolve after it was open.
@Robert99 Unfortunately mine will not be lasting that long! But it definitely has some spice to it.