Fascinating, this is an Ezra Brooks Cask Strength Single Barrel Bourbon, but when I opened the bottle, there was little to nothing on the nose. Virtually no aroma. Even after letting it sit for a minute or so without tasting, there was still only a very, very mild cinnamon spice aroma. You have to let this sit in the glass for a while before you can get even a moderate aroma.
On the palate, there is a buttery sweet, cinnamon spice taste. I did not expect the flavor to be strong, considering there was almost no aroma. The spice lingers in the mouth, and after a few sips, the oak starts to reveal itself.
It’s a little harsh going down. This is not a smooth finish, but it is warm.