At 120 proof, you'd expect a dram of this to clear your sinuses and generally be too alcohol heavy. While there is a touch of alcohol on the nose and on the palate, I was surprised and impressed at how smooth this whiskey is. More than that, I loved the complexity of the flavors from start to finish.
Interestingly, DryFly's 101 Bourbon was the first whiskey legally produced in Washington State. The distillery is farm to bottle, meaning they source all their grains from family owned farms within a 30 mile radius of their operation, creating a local nuance that is unavailable from brands that resell alcohol purchased from other distilleries.
Nose: Alcohol, but fruity with corn, vanilla, and mint.
Taste: Surprisingly smooth and complex, long toasted oak finish with lingering carmel.