Great Fall and Winter liquid. This is such a sophisticated flavor that starts with a sweet bourbon, rich vanilla thats warm and natural. After the bourbon fades, you're left with a nice nutty blend of toasted coconut and almond oil. This may not be aged in oak barrels like its pricier seasonal counterpart, but it is very, very good. You won't need to steep or age Castle Long, because it really won't change much.
I find that I don't really appreciate flavors like this out of season. It's so warm and rich for those crisp nights where I can see my breathe. This is only a 9 because Castle Long Reserve is a 10.