This month marks a first. It's the first time a bourbon has been the BOTM three times. The main reason for that being, I could do a BOTM of something a bit more obscure or different, but that wouldn't benefit the membership here as a whole, especially the plethora (I love that word ) of new members that are searching for advice on what to try.
A lot has already been said about BT. Some bad, and some good. For me personally, I like it. A lot. There may have been some inconsistencies with it at times in the past, but I honestly think that BT has worked their way through that. I agree that at one time there may have been a hay or grassy flavor. I don't see it all that apparent anymore. I think those nuances have been replaced by a slightly musty nose/flavor that I associate with the smell of a rickhouse. More of a sweetness is apparent too. Nice balance, decent price. You can't ask for much more than that. IMHO, (and yes I know what they say about opinions ) I think BT is one of those bourbons that can best be exemplified by saying that it is a great example of bourbon, or better yet, what a bourbon is, and/or should be. 'Nuff ced'.
So, let's hear what y'all have to say about BT. And once again just a little reminder here, the BOTM is about everyone's thoughts and tasting notes on BT the bourbon. If you want to comment on BT the distillery, good or bad, this ain't the time nor the place for that. Please, do it elsewhere, or not at all. One other thing, just for sh**s and giggles, y'all may want to go back and look at what was said about BT when it was previously the BOTM.
Cheers, and happy posting!