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Nose: Raw and bold. Charred oak coated with sugar, vanilla, egg nog, pralines, vinegar, a bit of pepper. Really inviting.
Taste: BOOM salted caramel! Nuts and sweet milk chocolate. As dbk put it, it's like a candy bar. Also present are bananas, but it's more than just bananas. It's more like bananas foster. All this rests on a solid foundation of sweet oak.
Finish: Intense vanilla, burnt sugar cookies, apple pie, with the bananas returning at the end.
Wow, this is a great whisky. It's basically a textbook bourbon of extremely high quality (says the guy who hasn't tasted that many bourbons). Uncut and unfiltered, this is raw and intense. It's not very complex, but it does what it does extremely well. Personally, I don't like to add water to this because I feel that it messes with the delivery, but that's just me. At full strength, the whisky cascades over the tongue with that wonderfully rich and thick salted caramel flavor.
At $50 a bottle, I'm going get another one.