85

Score

A.D. Laws Four Grain Straight Bourbon Cask Strength (Barrel #48), 57%

Price: $78 Issue: Spring 2017 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

An intense nose offers complexity with minty herbal notes, licorice, fresh-sawn oak, and peppery spice at the forefront, giving way to pithy orange peel on the palate. With a bit of water to subdue the punch, this becomes impressively smooth and fruity, revealing sandalwood aromas and offering a lovely, long finish of candied orange and sweet chocolate-covered cherries. 60% corn, 20% wheat, 10% rye, 10% barley.