A masterful union of three well-bred bourbons. One, a 14-year extra-aged ryed bourbon. Two, an 8-year ryed bourbon. And three, another 8-year ryed bourbon, finished in sauternes wine casks from the Bordeaux region of France for a balance of sweetness with additional spice.
Nose: Beautiful old oak, molasses, caramel, hint of cocoa, almost an overall scent of cookie dough
Palate: Oak, sugar cookie, molasses, light pepper. This is a sweet bourbon. Two thirds through it makes a turn and adds apricot and a sweet grape juice, likely from the muscadelle grapes used to make Sauternes. It all blends together so well.
Finish: Medium at most. The molasses, light cinnamon, cocoa, and apricot are most prevalent, but do leave you wanting to jump to the next sip fairly quickly.