Aroma: Pleasant, sweet, toasty oak nose with caramel overtones. More intense aroma without an alcohol nose. Taste: Rich, creamy seared-oak flavors; caramel and vanilla notes linger on the front of the palate, but it is still soft enough to hold on the tongue even at 94 proof. Finish: A big mouth-watering oaky finish. Long with a little spice, staying forward on the palate without the bitter bite found in older whiskies.