Wine Enthusiast 89 points - At first, this whiskey is easy to underestimate, since the amber color and mild toffee aroma give little away. But one sip, and it is clear this whiskey means business: Deep vanilla cookie and cigar tobacco flavors unfold to a big, burnt-caramel finish, which washes over the palate like a rolling wave. Manhattan-worthy. - K.N.
Aromas of light toffee, nougat and oak emerge. The palate entry is moderately sweet and a touch chalky; at midpalate the roasted/toasty grain mash flavor gives way to tastes of baked pear, pie crust and spice. Concludes very warm, toasty and tobacco-like.