The nose on this release is more medicinal than the first. The palate is woody, piney, with some acidic notes. The finish leaves a lot of candy on the nose. Water again brings some spice, but also some candy corn sweetness that settles in for the finish.
n: full of dark brown sugar, wheat rolls baking with buttery tops. Burnt corn syrup mixed with molasses. Minty edge to this and evergreen sap.
t: intense flavour and burn from the high ABV, the whiskey follows the nose. Doesn't get too complex but it is rich and full of charred creamed corn goodness. The evergreen flavor has more bite to this one than batch 1. Pine sap finish. Great to have for MSRP. [B/B+]
oak and bright cinnamon, cracker jacks in cardboard box.
[B+, rank #2 (2nd best nose), ECBP side by side Sept 14, 2015]