Bird Dog Kentucky Bourbon, 40%

Price: $25 Issue: Summer 2018 Reviewer: Fred Minnick

Quite an unusual start: melted butter poured over brown rice followed by caramel, vanilla, and fried sweet potatoes. Although the ABV suggests it's light, the body actually holds up quite well with notes of banana, quince, marzipan, bread pudding, and vanilla. Alas, the short finish doesn't follow suit, only offering a hint of caramel.