Barrell Cask-Strength Bourbon (Batch 015), 53.8%

Price: $90 Issue: Summer 2018 Reviewer: Fred Minnick

It opens with a crust of salt and Flintstones vitamins in honey, almond paste, and caramel. Then pumice, pear, canned peaches, and baked apples jump into the mix, followed by Nutella, Cheerios, candied pecans, and chocolate. As the medium to long finish sets in, slight hints of smoke appear and suggest it would pair great with a bold cigar. A drop of water only makes it better.