N: Slightly dry with a gentle white pepper lead on the nose. A good amount of corn, light toffee and caramel. Some light oak as well. Slight maple. There's a slight sournes on the nose but it's a sourness that is integrated and works for me.
P: Rich mouthfeel, sweet with corn upfront and a nice dose of caramel behind it. mildly tannic with reasonable wood presence but it enhances the character of the bourbon. Some light maple notes; a very faint hint of cinnamon; a faint hint of orange. Slight wood presence. A faint hint of cherry.
F: Warmer than the palate, a bit more dry and dark fruits emerge for a second. A little black cherry. A touch of marshmallow even. Quite dry though - this doesn't linger in the mouth, it's more back of the palate.
This is not bad. It's sweet and I don't think the tannins sit with this one just right. This is one of those BTSO barrels that I'd be interested to try at a couple different ages.