Excerpt: In my opinion this is a perfect example of the Law of Diminishing Returns kicking in where I can buy multiple bottles of similar quality for the same price I would have to pay for one bottle of ETL on the secondary market.
Excerpt: I can understand why it has become fairly hyped - the combination of complete inoffensiveness and some perceived level of rarity makes this bottle ideal for people to add to their collections.
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This is a Mashbill #2 product from Buffalo Trace with a fair amount of acclaim, as it's become quite difficult to find over the years due to its rise in popularity.
Sweet vanilla, custard, light floral fruit and very, very mild cinnamon.
Vanilla, sugary sweet, some spice and mild fruit. Not terribly complex.
Short and mild. Its not a bad finish but it doesnt have a ton of character. Really light and sweet.
This is a good entry level bourbon. Its sweet, gentle and completely approachable. I can understand why it has become fairly hyped - the combination of complete inoffensiveness and some perceived level of rarity makes this bottle ideal for people to add to their collections. At the end of the day, though, its just a fine dram, and nothing more.
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