On the nose, Bardstown’s Plantation Rum finish is sweet and toasty, with more than a little fruit-forward character. Reminded of Bit-O-Honey candies in the combination of toffee and almond, paired with brûléed banana (or banana split?) and cinnamon applesauce. At the same time, though, there are hints of complexity beyond the caramelized sugars and fruit, hinting at the grassiness and herbal complexity (a little tobacco) that was possibly imparted by the rum barrel. It’s a rich nose, but with some weight behind it.