Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight (Batch A121), 61.8%

Price: $60 Issue: Summer 2021 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

A generous nose, with chocolate-covered cherries, candied orange peel, menthol, cola, pine nuts, caramel, corn bread, and varnish. Piles of baking spice and dark chocolate shavings on the palate mingle with raspberry jam, orange peel, gingersnaps, cinnamon, and mint; water amplifies and brightens the fruit character. A lip-smacking finish of dark chocolate, mint, tobacco, and polished oak.