Nose of fruit and Circus Peanuts (the candy) with light smoke. Gentle warming smoothness on the palate, bourbony with spices, sweet, and creeping notes of gentle wood smoke. The previous fades nicely in the finish with some woodyness taking over.
Wow...so much better tha the 12 year and worth the extra cost is worth it. This has some coconut ginger spice going on with some nice mellow vanilla. The fruity cherries and raisins are nicely integrated. B/B+ ....a bit more on the B+ side but just barely.