Barrell Craft Spirits (2022 Release), 50.29%

Price: $250 Issue: Spring 2023 Reviewer: David Fleming

The nose is a balanced bouquet of sweetness: bakery, confectionery shop, vanilla frosting, and vanilla cake, while the palate gushes with flavor—vanilla and chocolate cream, baked cherries, pie crust, and sweet almonds. Good length on the finish, with notes of blueberry pie, cinnamon bun, Drake’s coffee cake, bitter chocolate, and unsweetened espresso. A very smooth, beautifully built bourbon from the first whiff all the way to the finish