Chicago Distilling Blind Tiger Bourbon, 45%

Price: $65 Issue: Summer 2016 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Fresh oak nose, with hard candies and bitter grass notes. Much less oaky on the tongue, but the hard candies—spicy-sweet, a bit hot—burst in the mouth, leading down to a warm, pastry-sweet finish with a wreathing of ashes. Boozy and warm, and a bit simple, but quite drinkable for a young bourbon.