Brother's Bond Straight (Hand Selected Batch), 40%

Price: $40 Issue: Summer 2021 Reviewer: Ted Simmons

Actors Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley introduce this 4 year old Indiana bourbon made with 64% corn, 22% rye, and an undisclosed percentage of wheat and malted barley. The nose is corn-forward and sweet: notes of candy corn, butterscotch candies, and orange Popsicle. The palate is light-bodied making it highly sippable; vanilla pudding, a touch of honey, and boiled peanuts. That light and sweet quality carries over to the finish. No water necessary.