This is a NAS barrel proof single barrel expression distilled by Brown-Forman. The proof in these single barrels range across different batches.
Nose: Classic Brown-Forman – overwhelming banana notes and very sweet all around. Strawberry-rhubarb pie, peppermint candies, and chocolate cake.
Palate: Strawberry hard candies (with the strawberry printed wrappers – whatever those are called), buttercream frosted cake, mint leaves, and dry oak.
Finish: Turns very hot and dry suddenly with loads of oak as the heat intensifies.
Rating: 82/100 – If you like super sweet bourbons, Brown-Forman tends to hit those notes for me. The nose and palate were quite nice, but the finish was a big letdown. It’s like all the heat was bottled up until it explodes right at the end.
Value for the money: These retail for $65 which I think is a pretty fair price all in all.