Firestone & Robertson Founder's Select Leonard's Pick TX Single Barrel Texas Straight Bourbon (No. 1432), 45%

Price: $50 Issue: Summer 2020 Reviewer: David Fleming

One of two single barrel bourbons distilled in 2015, this one selected by Firestone & Robertson co-founder Leonard Firestone. The nose is light and airy, with notes of confectioners' sugar, orange peel, peanuts, coffee beans, and semi-sweet chocolate. The palate offers rich chocolate, bitter orange, light tobacco, and oak. The finish is barrel-forward, with chocolate, peanuts, orange, and spice. Too much barrel influence at times, but the balance improves with water.