Bardstown Bourbon Co. Copper & Kings Apple Brandy Barrel-Finished Bourbon 60.20%

Price: $125 Issue: Winter 2019 Reviewer: David Fleming

Aromas of corn meal, corn muffins, and buttered toast on the nose, along with vanilla frosting, warm raspberry tart, nuttiness, and polished oak. A big palate offers baking spice, vanilla ice cream, blackberries, and coconut shavings. A long finish of rich caramel, chocolate, cracked pepper, and roasted coffee beans, is completed by a final note of cigar ash. Warm and inviting, as the sweetness melds gracefully with dark fruit and spice.