Barrell Cask-Strength Blend of Straight Bourbons (Batch 023), 53.89%

Price: $90 Issue: Spring 2020 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

This is heaped with toasty oak, notes of wood shavings, and nutty-sweet butter pecan ice cream. There's a touch of herbal antiseptic and tarragon, but it's kept in check, letting the caramel sweetness and baked marshmallow permeate the palate. Water unleashes dark cherry and candied peanuts. A really well-balanced whiskey, with sweetness, spice, and fruit working in harmony.