N: An initial crisp note of cinnamon and spice but then flattens to a nectary sweetness. P: Earthy and rich, with intense spice (nutmeg, cinnamon). F: The finish is a bit rough, with a wave of raw wheat followed by tiny wisp of soap, which fortunately is drowned out by returning spice.
Nose of raisin-wheat-bread, pumpernickel -- a "dark" smell. Some syrup. Palate is full of deep, bourbony goodness. Finish is long, with rolling waves of yum. There's a tinge of soap occasionally, but I'm gonna ignore it because I like the rest so much. Very drinkable bourbon, but not because of any "lightness." It's "smooth" yet rich. B+/A-