The nose is youthful, which is fully in line with this whiskey’s three years of age. Grainy but sweet, it shows a hint of mushroom and a little raw alcohol character, which sears the nostrils a bit. The palate is suitably rustic, its honeyed core tempered by notes of charred wood and cloves. On the finish, a lingering, savory herb note along with some barrel char hangs on the tongue, along with notes of pencil lead and a ton of toasted grains. All told, it’s perfectly pleasant — and something I imagine Bogie could drink — though it won’t make him forget about Paris.