Big Bottom Barlow Trail Whiskey, 45.5%

Price: $30 Issue: Spring 2015 Reviewer: Geoffrey Kleinman

Big Bottom has made their name finishing sourced whiskeys. Now they're experimenting with a blend of undisclosed whiskeys in a bourbon base. The result is a riff on Canadian-style whisky. Dark gold in color, the nose is light oak, caramel, cinnamon, and cherry. On the palate it's a pleasant mix of creamy vanilla, oak, and cinnamon. A medium finish features light charred oak and black pepper spice. A unique approach to the style, one that manages to really work.