Score: 84 points
This is the first new Bourbon brand from Brown-Forman since the debut of Woodford Reserve in 1996, and honors the men and women who work at the company’s cooperage on the south side of Louisville.
The nose has classic Bourbon notes of caramel, oak, allspice, fudge, vanilla, and hints of molasses and pipe tobacco. The taste starts off thin and light, then builds up a good spicy flavor with allspice and hints of clove and cinnamon along with fudge, vanilla, molasses, and pipe tobacco notes in the background. The finish fades away smoothly with lingering spices and a slight dryness, and leaves me wondering what this might taste like at a stronger proof. (August, 2016)