A slight astringent sting on the nose, enough to open up the olfactory and then a sweet, woody note follows. It’s the same nose you get from some of the greatest bourbons in the 10-year range. No burn on the lips or tongue. We are not sure if Amir Peay is the only person choosing these barrels or selecting his mash bill in current production but this bourbon is excellent. It is well rounded with a slight warmth, then the sweetness of grains and followed by a mid-length finish. We are a huge fan of this bourbon.