Lots of people argue that the older a bourbon gets the more likely it is to be bad bourbon. The more time in the wood the more like wood it’s going to taste. While this one is definitely got oak in spades it isn’t drowning in it. But, and this is a big one, the other flavors and aromas are light and harder to pick out if you’re not an experienced bourbon drinker. This one is better enjoyed with regular drinkers of bourbon, especially older bourbons, so they can truly appreciate what’s in it – and what’s not.