Frey Ranch Straight Bourbon (Batch 1), 45%

Price: $50 Issue: Spring 2020 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

Certainly one for the oak lover, the nose is dominated by fresh lumber, dusty floorboard, and toasty wood notes, with sweet vanilla, hazelnut, cedar, and dark berry buried beneath. The palate is similarly oak-driven, with grape skins, tea leaves, and robust wood tannins leading to a finish that is dry and somewhat austere, with bitter chocolate and modest spice flavors.