Bardstown Bourbon Company Discovery Series No. 7, 57.25%

Price: $140 Issue: Winter 2022 Reviewer: Ted Simmons

A blend of whiskeys from Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and Canada. The nose is tight, herbal, and grassy, with notes of honey throat lozenge, fresh meadow, orange peel, leather, and oak. A creamy palate delivers Honey Nut Cheerios and strawberry jam. With water, honey granola, cracked black pepper, and a hint of orange marmalade. Good length and subtle spice on the finish. A bit slow to develop, but time and water offer clarity.