Score: 82 points
This is the revival of Early Times Bourbon in the U.S., and will eventually replace the Early Times Bourbon sold in export markets. The nose is classic bourbon with caramel, oak, dark chocolate, vanilla, and brown sugar notes. The taste starts off soft at first, but a muted cinnamon spiciness builds up and lasts through the finish with vanilla and oak undertones. The finish is spicy with a caramel note underneath, but the overall impression is that it’s a bit thin.