i'll try and do a 'formal' tasting but as summer winds down and i am beginning to think of bourbon weather (unless i am in 24 hour 65 or less degree environments, artificial or not, i don't really want to sample room temp, neat bourbon), i picked up a bottle of this at $20...and yes, 83 proof.

i see it as a perfect warm-to-cool weather re-entry pour. it seems to be of a mashbill similar to Old Granddad...spicy rye bites even at 83 proof. interesting. it's a good 85+ day here in SE PA, but this melds in well as i sit in a recently cooled down (via AC) house with the doors open, crows cawing and cooler breezes of autumn starting to struggle out of slumber. this isn't some jackass waste of time pour in any way.

i get spicy butteriness and a total sense of quality. i need to revisit it and see how it goes. i love the OGD profile, but it's not a favorite. but for the money, this is more than worth it. anxious to see how it continues to go and i would recommend it at this point........