This is a 7 year Kentucky sourced bourbon that was finished for 8 months in ex-Harbor Winery Mission de Sol dessert wine casks. It’s bottled at 42.25% ABV.
Nose: Sweet grapes – reminds me of a brandy up front. Dark chocolate, bitter greens, tart cherries, dates, and leather.
Palate: Very brandy like again for me – uber sweet grapes right up front and dominate throughout. Pumpkin seeds and salted oak chips develop after a bit.
Finish: Sickly sweet with raisins and slightly bitter fresh greens – lasts quite a long time.
Rating: 87/100 – If you don’t like sweeter whiskies, you will not enjoy this one I don’t think. It’s a weird kind of sweet, and it doesn’t really taste anything like a bourbon, but it’s great as a dessert pour.
Value for the money: I believe these retailed for around $50 which I might buy just to have something sweet for guests/non-bourbon drinkers or just as an evening curiosity for myself.