87

Score

Davidson Reserve Four Grain Tennessee Straight (Batch 2018-002), 50%

Price: $45 Issue: Summer 2019 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Unbaked pastry dough, swirled with brown sugar and chopped almonds, meets orange blossom water, cream soda, coconut flakes, and pistachio pudding. There's more pastry, toasted coconut and almonds, cinnamon, brown sugar, and orange on the palate, along with plenty of oak. A splash of water goes a long way to emphasize the prettier flavors while playing down some of the youthful heat.