Some bottles of bourbon are all about power, this is about subtle, elegant grace. The nose mixes fresh and dried fruit, with notes of dried apricots and apple peel, followed by caramel, nuts, and a faint whiff of toasted oak. The palate is similarly concentrated and complex. It has a butterscotch core, seasoned with (more) dried apples, raisins, vanilla, and black pepper. Each sip lasts an age and is an event by its own right.