Coalition Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight, 54.4%

Price: $130 Issue: Fall 2021 Reviewer: David Fleming

The same liquid used in Coalition's finished expressions, but bottled at barrel proof. Tropical aromas on the nose, along with bitter lime and softer notes of guava, cantaloupe, and fresh strawberries. Cinnamon, dark chocolate, peppermint, and horehound candy on the palate. Sweeter notes of vanillin and toffee are reined into balance by the drying oak tannins. The finish offers cooked dark fruits, cinnamon, and coffee, concluding with a note of dried earth.