Chattanooga 111 Proof Straight (Batch 19G19R), 55%

Price: $45 Issue: Spring 2020 Reviewer: David Fleming

A hint of caramel corn, along with nutmeg, oak char, blackberry jam, and earthy notes of wet clay and tea leaves. The palate has loads of spice, black tea, and a subtle earthiness. The finish brings on chile-pepper heat, bitter chocolate, burnt walnut, cooked cherries, and light herbaceousness. Very unusual, successfully venturing outside the box, with a deft mix of sweetness, chocolate, earthiness, and spice.