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I have been wanting to try this bourbon for some time - what a great bottle, great history (created by Elmer T. Lee) and growing in profile. Good legs in the glass, a sharp coppery amber colour. Beautiful oaky nose of cinnamon, burnt sugar, vanilla and some orange in the background. And underneath some bacon? Speaking to it's creaminess, methinks. Lovely palate, oily but not too oily (it nicely coats the mouth), a little spice, sweet vanilla and oak. Some cocoa and mint in the background (an After Eight?) Excellent balance between the notes, and all is improved with a little water, which brings out the subtle cinnamon and orange. Long, developing finish. Very nice bourbon, but not sure yet if I prefer this over the oakier bursting Baker's 7 Years Old. I'll need to compare and contrast a little bit more!