Whiskey Advocate 90 points - Cotton candy, marshmallows roasting over an open campfire, baked apples, and cornbread batter start a whiskey that then offers hints of caramel apples, pumpkin pie, and roasted pecans. Water opens it up to more nuanced fruit, spice, and sweetness. Without water, brown-sugar butter dominates about mid-palate and leads to a long finish. Dilution makes this a completely different whiskey experience.
Reviewed by: Fred Minnick (Fall 2017) (Oct 2017)
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points - This high proofed Bourbon has decadent flavors of toffee, roasted corn, cinnamon candy, roasted oak, and preserved citrus. The elevated alcohol is deftly hidden by the intense flavors and almost chewy texture. Be forewarned: this whiskey is scarily drinkable and extremely delicious neat. (Mar 2017)