Blaum Bros. Straight Bourbon, 50%

Price: $50 Issue: Fall 2019 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

The nose has fruity hard candy, citrus oil, and lime Popsicle stick, along with expressive grain. On the palate, the sturdy proof holds up well to a few drops of water, revealing iced herbal tea, mint leaves, cinnamon, black pepper, and orange oil, as well as plenty of chewy oak. The finish is where this whiskey's personality really starts to show, offering rich dark chocolate and roasted almonds.