A straight forward Bourbon with a sweet corn flavor that travels consistently from nose to finish. Not complex, but light and easy drinking. I would take Evan over his competitors Jack and Jim. He tries harder.
N: Notes of corn (and faintest new-make vegetal leafiness) and some moderate wood influence. Light cinnamon, very light black cherry. A slightly varnishy/thinner note. Light caramel and very faint vanilla.
P: Medium-light on the plate but becoming heavier. Caramel and toffee are forefront with new caramel dominant; corn notes are right behind it. Very faint wood, and a hint of raw sugar that is an echo of the new make notes from the nose. Very late black cherries.
F: Vanishingly quick. A bit of pepper, a bit of caramel and corn. Hints of vanilla and mild wood.
It's not fully developed and would benefit from a little more time in wood, but the elements I like are there. This is way better than your average Jim Beam - by a longshot. Totally drinkable, totally mixable.
Yeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaawwww! That's some sippin' whisky!
Do I need to formalize the notes here? It smells like bourbon, it tastes like bourbon. It is bourbon. And you know what... it's pretty tasty. Not in a "call Fuji and wax poetic" sort of way. More like a "While I'm on the internet this goes down smoother than ice on teflon."
Three cheers to a cheap bourbon that doesn't suck.
n: bourbon. Nothing unusual and off-putting, which is perfectly acceptable for a very inexpensive whiskey.
t: dry corn sweetness, Corn Pops™ Cereal dust, and some caramel ice cream topping. The wood dust and vanilla show in middle with a hint of black cherry juice. Finishes really short and quick with some alcohol burn.