Belgian Owl Evolution 4 year old, 46%

Price: $90 Issue: Fall 2021 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

The nose is refreshing and uplifting; waxed lemons, white pepper, snuff, jellied fruits, pine needles, florals, and soft vanilla ice cream indicate first-fill bourbon barrels. It takes a while for its wings to unfurl, slowly revealing nougat, lemon sherbet, toffee, vanilla, walnut, and pepper flavors, then roasted coffee beans, dark fruit, baked peach, and plain chocolate; however, the fluctuating flavor trajectory doesn't all quite link up. (Oklahoma and Illinois)