Price: $35 for 700ml (Japan Exclusive)
Distilled/Owned by: Buffalo Trace / Sazerac / Ancient Age International
Mashbill: Buffalo Trace Mashbill #2
Aged For: Minimum 8 years
Cask Type: New charred oak, Char #4
Chill Filtered: Yes
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.
Nose: Caramel, vanilla, sweet brown sugar, oak
Mouthfeel: Light bodied
Palate/Taste: Vanilla and gentle sweetness, with a touch of fruit
Finish: Short to medium in length, gentle warmth, with heavy vanilla overtones
Thoughts: The word smooth gets thrown around a lot by whisky makers, and causal drinkers, but that’s the best way I can think to some this drink up, it’s not complex, or packed full of flavor, it’s simple vanilla, and easy to drink. Judged on those merits I guess it’s not half bad.
Score: 78 out of 100