This is a giftshop release from a couple years back that was aged for 18 years and bottled at a hefty 69.3% ABV.
Nose: Big, bold nose with fresh oak, brown sugar, vanilla, and red delicious apples
Palate: Heat is fairly staggering at first, but plenty of sweet vanilla/caramel backing it up. Strong tobacco influence – reminds of me of a George T. Stagg profile.
Finish: Heat fades to a degree allowing some creamed corn, barrel char and pepper to surface
Rating: 91/100 – Very similar to a George T. Stagg if you like that sort of profile.
Value for the money: These sell for $500+, but I’d be a consumer at $100-$120 for this bottle.