Booker's 2019-04 “Beaten Biscuits” Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 63.05%

Price: $80 Issue: Spring 2020 Reviewer: David Fleming

Fragrant oak on the nose, along with powdered sugar, vanilla fudge, cherry pie, and accents of orange peel and leather. The palate offers notes of orange Creamsicle, pepper, dried oranges, and cigar wrapper. The finish is a long ride of spice and chocolate-covered almonds, melding with cooked fruit notes of orange and black cherry, as well as cracked pepper. A robust whiskey that carries its heft gracefully, and offers balanced complexity.