I'm not going to bullshit you and say there are notes of sandalwood and cinnamon in the nose. Frankly, my palate just isn't that developed. But, I like to think that I know what good whiskey tastes like, and Son of Bourye is not too shabby with enough body to stand out in a cocktail, especially a Sazerac or Old Fashioned. On the rocks or neat, it's a little spicy for my tastes with a little too much baby-bourbon burn, especially for $40. If I'm going to spend that much on a bottle, I'll track down High West's Rendezvous Rye, or better yet dig a little further into my wallet and get two bottles of their Double Rye.