By: David Othenin-Girard
K&L Staff Member
The OBSV is bold and spicy with some subtle fruit and lots toasty oak. It has some feeling of really old-timey bourbon, notes of fresh licorice sticks, dark cherries, Sweet Tarts, roasted coffee and sweet oak. The entry is rich and powerful with some fruit at the front before moving drier and spicier than expected. Big bold and not as easy as the OESV, this definitely dominated by the rye grain. The finish moves toward a drying woodsy note that's long and lingers on the dark earthy tones for ages. This is slightly edgier than the OESV, but packs a punch for those that really like a spicy style.