Big Bottom Bourbon (finished in Zinfandel casks), 45.5%

Price: $35 Issue: Fall 2013 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Sourced whiskey, selected then finished by Big Bottom in Zin casks at their Oregon warehouse. Ruby glint to the whiskey, and a big, sweet, hot nose with a wine-side fruity slant to it. Wine's more apparent
on the palate; there's a bit of oak bite and red wine tang heating up the bourbon, which is broad, without obvious corn. The corn appears in the finish, which is firm and gripping. The Zinfandel finish is well-played here.