Freeland Spirits Bourbon (Batch 2), 46%
Price: $49 ● Issue: Summer 2019 ● Reviewer: David Fleming
This bourbon is finished for 5 months in pinot noir barrels from Willamette Valley's Elk Cove Vineyards. The nose offers toasted spicy oak, orange Creamsicle, clementines, and lime leaf, but is also herbal, with light notes of dill and white pepper. Oak-driven on the palate, spicy and nutty, with citrus oil and espresso. A smooth finish offers dark chocolate, roasted almonds, coconut, and tobacco leaf, and becomes fruitier with water.