Beverage Testing Institute 93 points - An intensely grainy bouquet. The palate entry is corny sweet and nearly honey-like; at midpalate the core flavor of sweet corn mash remains while tastes of buttered popcorn, brown sugar, and nougat expand. Finishes with a spurt of fire and lots of long, corny/grainy tastes. Should be part of every serious whiskey-lover’s collection.
— P.P. (9/1/2006) — 90-95
Ultimate Beverage Challenge
Pure amber color. Aromas of buttery praline, honeyed dried cherries and figs, and creamy spiced cocoa follow through on a smooth, silky entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-full body with great depth and spicy fruitiness. Finishes with a long, generous, honeyed nut and grain fade. Delicious, elegant, and very mixable.