Booker's 2015-04 “Oven Buster Batch,” 63.5%

Price: $60 Issue: Winter 2015 Reviewer: John Hansell

Aged over 6 years, this is a rather feminine version of Booker's. It's sweet, relatively gentle compared to previous releases, and quite fragrant (bordering on perfumed—especially on the nose). Creamy vanilla coats the palate, with suggestions of coconut macaroon and marzipan. Dried spice (cinnamon, mint) and drying oak on the finish keep the sweetness in check.