Broken Barrel Mizunara Blended American Whiskey, 50%

Price: $50 Issue: Summer 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

A blend of 5 year old Kentucky and 4 year old Indiana corn whiskeys, finished on mizunara oak staves using Broken Barrel's proprietary process. The nose is unusual, with candied fruit, grape Kool-Aid, blueberries, fresh coconut shavings, Popsicle stick, and a grassy character. Muted tropical fruit vies with oak on the palate, which is silky; soon chile pepper and oak dominate. It finishes with peppery heat and sweet oak. (6,600 bottles)