Bardstown Bourbon Co. Copper & Kings Mistelle Barrel-Finished Bourbon, 49.95%

Price: $350 Issue: Winter 2019 Reviewer: David Fleming

A very unusual nose for a bourbon, with notes of cedar, botanicals, juniper bush, pine forest, and sweet mesquite wood. A zingy, herbal palate offers dried orange peel and leather, but also sweeter notes of chocolate-covered marshmallows, black cherry, almonds, cotton candy, and oak. The finish has excellent length, ending with chocolate, allspice, espresso, old leather, and coffee ice cream. Deliciously chocolaty, spicy, and different.