By: William Beare
K&L Staff Member
Well coat me with sea salt and honey and call me "shortbread." This is some fine-drinking Bourbon. The nose is explosive, with a thread of saline, ocean brine cutting through the sinuses in more single-malt-fashion, bolstered by shortbread cookie and caramel candy (on the nose and palate). The first few moments of the palate keep up this fun whiskey-ruse, until the familiar bourbon qualities finally join the party. Chai spices start to emerge as the whiskey begins to feel more texturally complex (chewy, if you will). The finish is long, clean, and goes out on a savory, cedar note.