This is a weird Heimerdinger of a release from our pals down at Willett. The XCF stands for eXperimental Cask Finish, and this 7 year old bourbon spent 90 days being finished in a cask that once held Curacao. Lets see how it is.
Allspice, clove and pepper. Faint citrus peel, perfumey, and musty. Some mustiness. Some cough syrupy notes.
Thin to medium mouthfeel. Sweet honey, lots of allspice. Cloying citrus peel notes. Reminds me almost a little of Hochstadters Rock n Rye - but not as thick or cloying. Theres a lot of clove here, earthiness and bitter cocoa.
Short, hot and packs a surprising amount of bitterness. Earthier than Id like, and loaded with artificial sweetener notes.
This was interesting and super fun to try, but its definitely not for me.