Coopers' Craft Barrel Reserve 100 Proof Chiseled and Charred Kentucky Straight, 50%

Price: $32 Issue: Fall 2021 Reviewer: Ted Simmons

A perfumed nose showcases potpourri, lavender, lemon, licorice, cedar chest, and with water, orange slices, lemon-lime, dried flowers, and spring forest. The palate is creamy, with more loud lemon flavors, generous pepper and oak influence, tart stone fruits, and sweeter nutty and dark chocolate notes with water. The fleeting finish has more peppery spice and tangy oranges, and also improves with water, as cherry and vanilla custard emerge.