Sweet vanilla pudding with caramel and some slight baking spice flavors all serve up more of that traditional bourbon profile that I found on the nose.There is some buttery cornbread and a small amount of seasoned oak that I'm able to taste.Fruit is somewhat absent overall but I do find some citrus notes if I roll it around in my mouth a bit.No doubt this comes from the higher rye content of whatever MGP bourbon mashbill they used.
The nose doesn't come off as young as you'd think, with notes of corn bread being one of the few young traits that I smell.There are plenty of warm cinnamon baking spice notes and the sweet scents of vanilla and brown sugar.This is very much a classic bourbon nose, if not slightly generic.
The finish is sweet enough with no offensive young notes and th orange peel citrus notes lingers around for a while too.
There isn't much to remember fondly about in 2020.But one of the rare moments I look back on and laugh was when I was perusing the bottom shelf of the Read More bourbon aisle and saw the familiar Jeppson's label staring back at me.Doing a double take, I realized this wasn't their infamous 'Malort,' but instead the word 'Bourbon' was on the label. Read Less