Ok…. not sure if Cask strength warrants being an annual special release but I’ll try it anyway. I also realize that I’ve been accused of being extremely negative recently… I can’t help if I’ve been reviewing or posting about stuff that I don’t like in a row. Hopefully soon I’ll try something new that I really like.
Bottle looks good and color is attractive.
Cherry wood notes with graham crackers, Twix, dried peach pits, cinnamon sticks and marshmellows. Pretty soft nose for a 125 Proof bourbon.
Decent heat. Enjoyable mouthfeel. Finish is medium. Although nothing special is jumping out. Everything is above average here but not too much above average.
It’s an enjoyable Whiskey. I paid $139.99 for it and I’m pretty confident stating that it’s not worth that. Every release from ECBP and Barrell Bourbon have been more enjoyable and cost almost half of this. I realize this is a limited release, but everything these days feels like a limited release. Let’s be clear, it is enjoyable and I recommend you get a dram at a bar to try it, but I don’t think it’s anything special that you need to buy a whole bottle. 85/100