'On the nose, I’m getting impressions of crisp red apples, cinnamon, ginger, pepper and a good degree of baking spices. It certainly is more spice-forward than most two-year-old bourbons would be expected to be, although the ethanol character on the nose is slightly harsh and solventy. On the palate, however, this alcohol presence is negligible—indeed, I’m shocked by just how easily this bourbon drinks. Its oak character is somewhat on the green side, but assertive impressions of baking spices, salted caramel and toffee are really the stars of the show, making for a profile that is slightly “molasses cookie” in terms of character. Combined with moderate residual sweetness and a remarkably restrained level of heat, it makes this bourbon seem like it would be a real crowd pleaser.'
-By Jim Vorel, July 16, 2019, Paste