Coppersea Excelsior Bourbon, 48%
Price: $100 ● Issue: Summer 2016 ● Reviewer: Lew Bryson
Fresh grains and sawn oak on the nose, with some green grass and stalks. Spicy, fresh flavors of corn and oak, along with a doughy softness that contrasts with the 48% ABV heat. There's a somewhat bosky note of leaves and duff, a salty cracker component, and a medicinal hint; the almost herbal complexity I've come to expect from Coppersea. Interesting, tasty, well off the beaten bourbon path.