N: Lightly piney, with moderate wood. Maple syrup, black pepper. Some faint caramel.
P: Initially slightly sour; with wood present. Some maple syrup. Sugary notes present as well. Extremely faint vanilla. Light caramel. Some black cherries.
F: Warming slightly. Wood carries through, a bit of the sweetness plays counterpoint to the wood. Pepper goes more in the white pepper direction. Vanilla and light marshmallow notes are present. A little black cherry and black tea.
It's not bad. It's a little hotter on the palate than I'd normally like but it's pretty decent. The dark fruit notes are a touch too dark.
Nose: Spicy with lots of rye, peppery, some pine notes
Palate: A good dose of rye, followed by maple candy, vanilla
Finish: Light and sweet.
This continues a trend I've noticed in this series that the low entry proof bourbons tend to have more spice and the high entry proof bourbons have more sweetness. I generally prefer the spicier flavor profile.