This is a NAS (formerly 12 year) expression from KBD (Kentucky Bourbon Distillers) which is bottled at 50.05% ABV.
Nose: Birthday cake with vanilla buttercream frosting, buttery toasted oak with warm brown sugar. Classic rich/sweet bourbon nose.
Palate: Very sweet up front before oak and spices take over becoming very oak dominant with some grapes and bitter cocoa.
Finish: Hot and dry with most notes fading very quickly.
Rating: 82/100 – The nose was very promising, but the palate and finish were a bit of a letdown.
Value for the money: These can be found as low as $32 near me (Total Wine) which makes for a pretty good buy.