The first Kentucky whisky hit the scene back in the late 1700s when an unknown farmer stored his new whisky in a charred barrel. It's the char that gives Kentucky whisky its smooth-drinking taste and distinctive red color. Color: Light, bright honey. Nose: A fresh, sharp oak note ripens into a dry clove spice and hay, hints of leather, dill spice and fruit add complexity to a subtle foundation of white chocolate. Taste: Smooth and creamy malt character with a light oak sweetness and herbal grass notes. Finish: Mild and clean, and fulfilling with a very pleasant, soft, apple peel character.