This particular barrel was pulled form Warehouse O floor 1 at the Old Forester distillery. The original proof was 136.8 when it was thieved out of the barrel before bringing it down to 90 proof. starting out at such a high proof aided in not sacrificing the vicious body and overall mouthfeel of this bourbon as you can chew on it for days. Nose of dried apricot, slight oak accompanied with a caramel drizzle. Mouthfeel is chewy with cherries, vanilla, toffee and baking spice on the mid palate. Finish is lasting with a slight tingle of a sweet vanilla laced spice and dark cherry making your mouth water for the next sip. (Pro tip: slight splash of room temp water will accentuate the nose and back end flavors of this bourbon).