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OK, this is the first time that I've tasted a bourbon, after having read up on it. The nose... ah, the nose: it's big (can you say that?). Very sweet, like chocolate and loads of dark fruits like prune or molasses even. Upon the second whiff, I got some leather and corn. Impressive. I mean, like... wow!
Take a good look at the liquid when you swirl it around in your glass. It sticks to it for a long, long time. Like syrup.
My first sip got me to open my eyes in surprise. Wow again!
There's definitely raisins in there with a touch of - don't laugh - chocolate mousse. Caramel on the second sip.
And then the finish. Is there even one? It is very long and complex, burns warmly and very intensely.
It may be me - or the fact that this is my first bourbon (meaning not made from malt, but grain (corn and a bit of wheat, according to the official website), but if this is what bourbon is all about, then I'm positive that this will not be my last.
Wow! Double wow! Who would have thought? Wow! (ok, enough with the wow already, but you get the picture).