N: Brown sugar, no wait, maple sugar, almost a Tennessee nose. Really great nose that makes you want to keep sniffing it. P: A dry attack at first, but blooms into a big sweet flowery spice. It's not any unique flavor note sets this one apart, it's a pretty middle of the road bourbon. But the mouth feel is great, very silky, drinks real easy. F: Not too sweet, not too dry, just right. A very well rounded and balanced bourbon, they did a nice job in vatting this one together.
Nose offers big whiffs of caramel corn and toffee, bright and bourbony. Smells great.
Palate is nice drinkin', with a little fiesty-ness to keep it exciting. Finish is lengthy with heat, and a little tinge of smoke (where did that come from?)
It's decent bourbon and I'd be very happy to find this being served at anyone's party or a bar, but it's not quite up to par with the other age-statement whiskies previously issued under the Black Maple Hill label. And the price is just way too high. Good not great.