Heavy alcohol on the nose which balances out nicely on the palate. Distinct spicy aromas followed closely by mint, orange peel and Nilla Wafers. On first taste, you get classic bourbon flavors of caramel, toffee and vanilla, then the rye kicks in with menthol, wood spices and citrus. Bone dry with a long finish and oh-so-American charcoal undertones, this is the George Carlin of the bourbon world. It takes a long time to make its point, but is certainly worth the ride getting there.