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I bought this one to try a different JD.
It pours a nice deep amber, and leaves an oily ring on the glass.
I had it both neat and with about a half teaspoon of water.
Undiluted, I did not pick up any significant scent. With water, I got some cinnamon and wood, with a bit of char in the background.
The first sip is a massive alcohol burn that almost numbs the tongue. It fills the mouth with some leather and oak, and cinnamon. There is a Buffalo Trace sweetness to this. The tastes are similar both neat and with water. The water only serves to lessen the alcohol burn.
The aftertaste is somewhat short, with a licorice and char taste. It also leaves an unpleasant bitterness that doesn’t go away quickly.
Overall, this is just ok. I wouldn’t go out of my way to get it again. I hope that future tastings will reveal some flavors I’ve missed.