| Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points (Apr 2014)
Rather elegant and gentle nose of orange blossom, creme brulee, overripe banana and mango. Exquisite and soft on the palate, making way for orange peel, brown sugar and dark cherry to shine through. Graceful and composed on the finish.
The first sniffs detect restrained, lightly roasted kernel/bean-like scents; bouquet opens up as aromas of saddle leather, tobacco leaf and walnut come to the fore. Palate entry is semisweet, candied and creamy; by midpalate, the taste includes pepper, welcome spirity heat, oak resin and caramel corn. Ends showing the delicate side of Bourbon.
— P.P. (5/1/2004) — 90-95