(Great Value,Tried & True Award)- Smells grainy, sweet, woody and a bit like root beer. In the mouth there’s sweet oak, cinnamon, root beer and vanilla. The woodiness follows through on the finish as well.The backstory behind this bottling is that Master Distiller Fred Noe uses a ’barrel sweating’ technique to coax out Bourbon that has soaked into barrels during aging; that extract then is combined with newer whiskey. The end result is a lean and austere Bourbon, with brisk espresso, black tea and fig flavors highlighted by black pepper and clove. Seems made for mixing.