This is my first experience with this TN Whiskey.
My notes are rather simple...I don't pretend to pick out each nuanced flaver:
Nose...nice, sweetly spicy aromas, caramel.
Taste....first impression is the alcohol due to the higher proof...which gives way to oak, a tiny hint of cinammon w honey, leather, dried fruit.
Lingering taste...after several minutes...I do pick up the ripe banana flaver on my tongue....not unpleasant at all...rather appealing..a roundish fat flavor that hangs around. I will have to pay attention with bourbons to see if this is prevalent....vs something I was expecting to find. The power of suggestion is very high with tasting notes.
One ice cube...as expected it brings out some sweetness.
Overall, a very fine whiskey. To me, very KY bourbon like...maybe some of you will no way....but to me...very similar.
In some ways, SS reminds me of Stagg....I know, I am nuts. I don't pick up any kind of "char" taste.