Barrell 11 year old American Whiskey (Batch 004), 60.3%

Price: $65 Issue: Summer 2017 Reviewer: Fred Minnick

A blend of whiskeys finished in rum and rye barrels, it's molasses-forward with quick introductions of clove, vanilla, flowers, and strawberry. Green apple and ginger cookies appear before a burst of caramel chew, herbs, and chewing tobacco. At times fascinating for its rye, bourbon, and rum qualities, albeit a little hot, it's a must-pour for a spirits lover.