This is a great whiskey to dip neat. It’s one of my go-tos when I’m feeling a bourbon at the house. It’s easy to drink because it’s very fruity but it has a really nice bite to it as well. For $38 at my local store, I consistently keep a bottle.
I like this quite a bit. Definitely pick up the finishing influence (although I admit I've never sampled Madeira wine on its own so I can't say for certain how much 1-for-1 flavor transfer exists). But compared to the standard proof Belle Meade, there's an added subtle fruit sweetness and a bitter sweet component that I would associate with fortified wine. This isn't going to replace non-finished bourbon by any stretch, and could benefit from a higher proofing (what couldn't) but it's a very nice change of pace. Value is questionable, pretty significant price jump over the standard offering, although you do get a little extra age out of the deal just by virtue of the finishing time. I guess Madeira casks are expensive.
Its so enjoyable and smooth. Its not cheap but worth it for something this smooth and tasty. Oh and Id like the reviewer who claimed a $35 dollar bottle tastes this good to give an example. You always get what you pay for and sometimes you pay more for the name, but not this time. Enjoy
This is a nice bourbon. Opens up with an ice cube. Was tempted to rate it 7/10 instead of 8/10 because of the price point. It's a great bourbon, but $35-$45 bourbons meet (and even exceed) this one. (Note: I paid $81.99 on the Flaviar shop for this one).