Tasting notes (www.breakingbourbon.com)
NOSE: A welcoming array of cherry and banana, offset by bouts of custard, oak, and faint rye spice. A dash of ethanol is present but doesn’t sabotage an otherwise nice experience. Enjoyable, and surprisingly tame in intensity, what’s definitely notable is the restraint and overall gentleness this young whiskey is sporting.
PALATE: It tastes a bit simple at first. A heavy dose of banana is upfront that’s followed by caramel and cherry. The palate never quite fully develops into an array of flavors. Instead, the highlight here is its very enjoyable buttery mouth-feel that simply settles on a baked plantain, oak, and rye spice blend that’s straightforward and satisfying.
FINISH: There’s a noticeable ethanol bite on the finish that’s saddled with rye spice and oak. Lasting notes of cinnamon and vanilla ride out this medium length finish. It’s on the dry side and easily the whiskey’s weakest link.