Doc Swinson's Rum Cask-Finished Rye (Release 02, Barrel 09), 45%

Price: $30 Issue: Fall 2019 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Fruity and earthy on the nose, with orange Fanta, mixed berry compote, lemon drops, chamomile tea, fragrant oak, and caraway. The palate is sweet and gently herbal, with orange oil, cinnamon candy, chocolate, old-fashioned cough drops, and spearmint. Cinnamon-spiced pecans, chocolate, and sweet oak on the relatively short finish. This is simple but tasty—a painting in primary colors.