CH Distillery, owner of the Jeppson's brand, picked up 550 barrels of bourbon produced by Indiana's MGP and Kentucky's O.Z. Tyler distilleries. The barrels sat and developed for over four years.
After some blending experiments, CH Distillery struck on a winning flavor profile. There's some nice caramel, brown sugar, vanilla and a moderate amount of oak. The barrels are 21% rye and have a little spiciness to them.
This is not Malort-flavored bourbon, but at 100 proof, it's still going to have quite a kick, just without the cringe-inducing wormwood bitterness that Malort famously produces.