Blood Oath Pact No. 6 Cognac Barrel-Finished Bourbon, 49.3%

Price: $100 Issue: Fall 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Chocolate-covered cherries, grape hard candy, iced tea, peppermint stick, and white pepper on the nose; with time, brown sugar and toffee emerge. The palate is chewy without water, velvety, and replete with dark, mature flavors: concord grape jelly, Cherry Coke, dark chocolate, roasted nuts, white pepper, and varnish. Seamless from start to rewarding finish. (51,000 bottles)