Score: 95 points
This bourbon aged normally for several years before being transferred to casks made from wood that had spent 3 to 5 years seasoning in the Kentucky climate. That gives this bourbon a dark cola/coffee color and a nose that’s pure spice, with hints of cinnamon, vanilla, molasses, cloves, dark chocolate, nutmeg and roasted almonds. The taste is spicy and thick, and explodes with notes of cloves, allspice, cilantro, black pepper, and rye. It fades slowly to reveal sweet maple syrup notes underneath. The finish is classic rye, tart and long. This is what a bourbon should be!