"Clears up her head with bourbon/Cause beer is so suburban/And declasse for what it's worth"
I went and picked up a bottle. It was distilled in 1997, and bottled in 2009, 97 proof. My fist impression is that it has a butterscotch, vanilla, and maple syrup type of aroma. It's not much darker in color than regular OF. The taste is like the aroma with some sweetness, and a dry note. It's good. I'm still deciding if I return to get the other bottle. With tax and all it cost $40+.
I could compare that it tastes similar to Wathens. To me that's a good thing.
IMHO the earlier years are better than the later years. I bought a case of 2009 (my first) because it was cheap and the bottles looked nice. I still have 3 of them but they are good to take to a party. The 2010 was a little better and the 2011 a little better still but none as good as the pre-2006 bottles I have. Again JMHO.
Personally, 2005 is my favorite. It reminds me a great deal of the OF from the 80s (smooth caramel, vanilla). I wasn't a fan of 09 or 10. I haven't tried the 11 yet.
Some are better than others, but I've never had one I really disliked. The favorites of the ones I've had are 2008 and 2005. I think the 2011 was one of the better ones too. It reminds me of OF dusties I've had. Kind of an old fashioned nose to it.
bibamus, moriendum est
Just finished a bottle of 2008, this is my favorite, with the 2007 just behind it.
A Chick-fil-A a day, keeps the Progressives away.