Bearing an 18yr age statement, along with the bottled in bond designation, we know a lot about 2020's entry in the Colonel E.H. Taylor catalogue of limited editions.
Sweet and creamy on the nose, loaded with oak, tobacco and an enticing nougat note.
Medium mouth feel, some heat but plenty subtle. Cocoa, rich old tobacco, bold oak structure is present and not too bitter. Nice creamy sweetness, nougat and vanilla on the back palate.
Long finish. Rich and complex, plenty of oak, caramel, praline and toffee.
Honestly, I had some doubts on this one as I am fairly sensitive to over oaked bourbon but it holds up. Oak is present but not out of control and the palate brings plenty of creamy sweetness.