What a strange beast we have here. This isn’t quite bourbon, but the secondary cask finishing makes it seen like a tawny port or a sweet scotch. The nose is kettle corn, brown sugar, Carmelized pear and odd touches of peat.
The taste is smokey, tannic of American oak, char, sweet vinous character like young cognac, a mellow heat that lingers into a pine and cort of firewood resonating like a scotch. It is admittedly an odd hybrid and nothing about this screams bourbon or even a corn mash at all.
It is complex and decadent and unlike anything else I have tried, a perfect bridge for people well versed in other spirits looking askew upon the bourbon world.