"Sip it and say there is no solace for the soul, no tonic for the body like old Bourbon whiskey"-Joshua Soule Smith
Sounds like you are getting the (in)famous BT "mustiness." I have gotten that flavor profile before in AAA 10yr, but honestly, I love it. Different strokes.
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Burnt grass is a perfect way of putting it. That's exactly what I'm tasting. I'm going to leave it open for a few days and revisit it later in the week.I find there to be a distinct "burnt grass" thing going on in many of their products which generally hits in the later part of tasting. It must be a naturally occurring "thing" because oftentimes when walking around I will smell a similar 'musty wood' aroma. To me I get this particularly in the the high-rye BT stuff.
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All I can find in my area is AAA10Star. Does if taste drastically different than the AAA10yr? I really enjoy the 10Star,