Both of those whiskies show potential to grow into something good, but Traverse City Barrel Proof is at another level.
Impressive nose is followed by a rich palate with huge complexity. Finish is really intense with the lemon zesty ending and ginger dryness. I think I am in love with the palate that has all those dark flavors mentioned above.
It would be a nice idea for me to check the other batches from this expressions as I believe that even a little alcohol level shift will impact this whiskey like a bomb.