This is a Mashbill #2 release from Buffalo Trace that is international only. It is bottled at cask strength.
Earthy pepper, honey and caramel. Ethanol and toffee.
Thick, hot, rich and sweet. Earthy, oaky, peppery. The heat is almost punishing, but theres a little bit of balance between sweet and earthy.
Long and hot, with lots of earthy pepper.
I generally find SFTB to be overly earthy and peppery, with some weird vegetal beet notes. This didn't have the weird beets, thankfully, but still suffered from being a bit too earthy for my tastes. That said, I enjoyed there being more balance here since the sweetness really helped it out.