So I'm really new to the whiskey world and this weekend I got a bottle of JBW to make sure I try all of the essential brands! I'm hesitant to put this in the tasting category, because I don't know squat and this is more to see if i'm on the right track! How close would you folks say my take on this whiskey is? Oh, and I drank it neat, by the way.
smell: semi-sweet, maybe vanilla? Less alcohol smell than expected, far less than Makers Mark.
taste: Rolled over the tongue nicely, very little burn until it reached the back of the throat. It burned from the throat down.
finish: It ended on a pretty spicy note. Im not sure if this is a ryed whiskey but I'm thinking it is. A bit too spicy for my taste.
The $25 i spent on a liter would have been better spent on some Woodford. Overall, I'm pretty in the middle about this whiskey.