10th Street California Coast Blended, 42%

Price: $40 Issue: Spring 2021 Reviewer: Ted Simmons

A blend of house-made single malt and sourced pot-distilled light whiskey. Sweet campfire smoke wends its way through grain, nut, and toast aromas, with hints of peppermint, vanilla, and milk chocolate. Smoke and sweetness interplay on the palate with vanilla nougat and smoked almonds. The abrupt finish comes off a bit hot, but is mouthwatering all the same. It's enchanting, and a creative expression of smoke, at times evoking a smoky Toblerone bar.