Distillery 291 Single Barrel Colorado Rye Finished with Aspen Staves (Barrel #231), 50.8%

Price: $75 Issue: Fall 2018 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Heady tropical aromas swirl out of the glass: orange peel, guava, hibiscus, sandalwood, cedar, and cinnamon. Fruit—papaya, nectarine, blueberry, citrus, and grape—shows up in force on the palate as well, tempered by oak and milk chocolate, pistachios, and dried flowers. The finish is long and gently spiced, with soft oak, cedar, and cocoa flavors. Distillery 291 bottles all its rye as single-barrel batches of about 55-60 bottles each.