I do like a good presentation. The coffin isn’t for Dave but for the pet pig Mortimer. RIP.
Pears, maple syrup, graham crackers and moderate heat permeate the nose. Rich dark color in the glass.
Big mouthfeel, completely covers everything in the mouth. A bit more heat than I would have liked, but mellows quickly into a nice hug. The finish is very long and sweet throughout. Complex flavors of sweetness, dried fruit and spice on the follow through.
This is a lovely whiskey. Is it worth $500 retail though? I also like to run expensive ryes through the Handy test, is it better? The answer is no, but it’s darn close and different. Like all my reviews, price is a factor in my reviews. If this was $100 it might be a contender for whiskey of the year, but at $500, there are too many I’d rather have in the 200-400 range like GTS, THH, BCS gray label and more… it’s still lovely and unique and totally recommended for trying at a bar; only buy it if $500 is no big deal to you. 94.5/100