Intense maple sugar candy meets a mixture of caramel, toasted marshmallow, and burnt oak at the onset. Banana rushes in, but is fleeting against the more potent sugary mix. Erring heavily on the sweeter side, the intensity is propped up by the proof, allowing the flavors to hit the high sweet notes with a sturdy, but welcome, backing of heat. The overall combination is just the right amount of everything it has to offer.
The whiskey intensifies in the finish, starting with a wave of spicy heat. Caramel, graham cracker, and burnt oak meld into a sugary soiree, complementing the persistent spicy heat. The medium to long finish trails off nicely, meeting the expectations initially set by the whiskey’s aroma. It’s Jack the way you want Jack to be.