Modern Thirst: "Aged 15 years and bottled at 114.3 proof. It’s actually a shockingly low price for a bourbon aged 15 years, and I expect that as more people become aware of this line, its availability will decrease substantially. Appearance: A deep, amber, this bourbon is smoky and appealing... Aroma: Definite notes of toffee, coffee, and caramel on the nose. It smells warm and inviting, with a smoky sweetness. Taste: The initial taste reveals the crispness of the rye on the front of the tongue, which follows with vanilla and cream flavors. The Proof begins to show its nose midway through, with a good alcohol heat on the middle of the tongue with a some notes of spicy cloves. Very heavy oak and tannins power through on the back end of this as the age becomes much more prevalent, rounding out the experience. It does become just a touch bitter on the back of the tongue, which indicates this distillation is probably at the maximum aging limit for the particular mix. Finish: Very long and satisfying. Though this is a 114 proof bourbon, it doesn’t feel like it. It’s very smooth. (4/14/14)"