Cathead Old Soul Blended Straight Bourbon (Batch 1), 45%

Price: $45 Issue: Summer 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Cinnamon babka, powdered donuts, pecan-studded coffee cake: Call this breakfast whiskey. The nose is sweet, light, and nutty—a beignet with sugary chicory coffee. Sturdy and spiced on the palate, it has flavors of cinnamon, allspice, pepper, stone fruit, cherry pie, roasted pecans, and bracing oak, along with garden herbs. The finish is medium-length, with milk chocolate, black pepper, and roasted nuts.