Coppersea Excelsior Straight Bourbon (Batch 1901), 48%

Price: $75 Issue: Fall 2019 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Overripe fruit, orange Creamsicle (and its stick), cedar oil, and wood spice on the nose. The palate is tannic with robust orange, oak, cinnamon, cherry Luden's cough drops, and herbal cough syrup. It finishes on oak, chocolate, nuts, and cinnamon—a bit hot, but softened with generous water.