"The aroma of the bourbon is more on the leather and dried herbs side (think thyme) than the syrupy, sweet side. This is a masculine whiskey, perhaps not full-on-Marlboro-Man-masculine, but definitely on that side of the scale. Once in a while you catch a glimpse of some dark chocolate or a little sweetened vanilla cream. The flavors harmonize well, but the volume is turned down to a gentle hum. "
"The nose is smooth and mild with notes of caramel, honey, vanilla, soft spices, and a hint of hazelnut. The taste is buttery with mild cinnamon, honey, toffee, and caramel notes. The finish is smooth with soft spices and a honey sweetness that lingers well."