"Warm and inviting nose with touches of butterscotch, milk chocolate, nutmeg, and baked plum. Soft and generous on the palate, pralines and cream, apricot, and burnt orange peel make an appearance before toasted oak shines on the finish."
- 95 Points, Great Value Award, Ultimate Beverage Challenge
"The base aroma is buttered corn-on-the-cob with aeration bringing additional scents of vanilla and cinnamon. The palate entry showcases sweet breakfast cereal grain; at midpalate the corn dominates so thoroughly that you know that this could only be one of the best straight bourbons from Kentucky. Ends spirity and heated. One of America's benchmark spirits."
- 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast