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Filibuster Single Barrel Straight Bourbon, 58.5%

Price: $56 Issue: Summer 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Scan the dessert case and choose your favorite, because they're all here in abundance: cake donuts, sticky buns, pralines, cocoa-dusted truffles, and strawberry tarts on the nose. Espresso, tea, and spice notes add some gravitas to the palate, which is chewy and oak forward, but dark fruit, milk chocolate, and sweet pecans and peanuts maintain balance. The finish is a dream, lengthy and well-developed, with nutmeg, chai spice, toasted oak, tea leaf, milk chocolate, and boysenberry.