High Wire New Southern Revival Straight, 57.05%

Price: $95 Issue: Fall 2021 Reviewer: David Fleming

Root beer float and vanilla ice cream balance with spiced sassafras on the nose, along with notes of old library book and lemon tartness at the edges. The palate bursts forth with heat and some arch oak, offering licorice, dark chocolate, jalapeño pepper, and cooked dark fruit. Spice takes control on the finish, trailed by bitter chocolate and coffee. Rambunctious at times, but well spiced and with complex, mature flavors.