Caramel, vanilla and citrus are the first aromas out of the bottle. Following that are some great notes of smoky char, oak, strawberry shortcake and a mild astringency that I usually find with high rye bourbons.
Caramel, oak, and vanilla start things out. Accompanying these main three is a very robust spice filled with paprika, pepper, and cinnamon. There’s some orange zest, light crisp fruit and cherries as well.
That same slightly dry / dusty character follows through on the long woody finish with some caramel and citrus. Very consistent aftertaste as it fades on a long finish.