The first sip coats the mouth and has a medium viscosity. A big caramel note fades to black cherry. The second sip presents an initial hint of smoke that is quickly followed by cherry, caramel, and faint hints of barrel char. The spirit warms the mouth and settles with a heat in the chest. This third sip is interesting. A slight drying effect is proceeded by a faint bitter mint note. Caramel and vanilla are also present.
The finish is medium to long and pleasant. The heat from this bourbon is evident across the top of the tongue and flows into the mid and back palate. Initially, clove and baking spices are present. These flavors progress into cinnamon, clove, oak, bitter mint, and caramel.