Fruit present on the nose. Super-smooth on the palate with an easy, light sweetness. Yet there's enough oak in here to leave me with a nice, light chewy quality (happy Life Day! Google it). Bourbon Lite, but in a good way. I used to say put it on the rocks, but it drinks fine neat, if a bit plain.
N: Very sweet. Rye is evident on the nose, as well as vanilla. There's a low hint of marzipan. Becomes waxy with a few minutes of exposure to the air.
P: Sweet, with wood evident and rye as well, initially syrupy and thick on the palate but then feels watery and starts to warm. The thicker maripan is evident; a little vanilla, some very faint hints of toffee. There are early notes of black cherry but they tone down quickly.
F: Sweet again, more brown sugar/creme brulee type sweetness. Quite a big, lasting finish. It dries off strange and slightly bitter.
It's fine but I don't know that I'd go out of my way to recommend this to anyone. Kind of pushes the sweet and syrupy direction. The marzipan is fairly pronounced which gives it a weightier sweet flavor and I could see how this might be agreeable. However, I don't think you're worse off for not having had it.
The nose is light and sweet with some banana notes. The palate starts sort of generically sweet but quickly turns a bit astringent with some earthy notes as well which continue into the finish. Has a few off flavors and is a bit flat. I used to drink a lot of this stuff and enjoy it, but haven't had it in years. I'm not sure if it's changed of if I have.
n: corn candy at Halloween. Light wood. Mostly corn meal and a vanilla cream.
t: thin mouthfeel, mostly bitter oak that turns creamed corn sweet and a hint of vanilla, rye spice, and char in middle. This bourbon is semi-sweet with a hint of pine at end. Non-descript but a nice "bourbony" bourbon; but then again, nothing to get excited about. [batch 303 bottle 5668, C+/C]