Hillrock Estate Double Cask Rye (Barrel No. 117), 45%

Price: $95 Issue: Winter 2019 Reviewer: David Fleming

Aged first in #3 char new American oak and then in #4 char new American oak. The result is depth and complexity, starting with a nose that's pretty and aromatic. There's an appealing hint of mustiness and scents of bitter chocolate, cherry, dried herbs, licorice, and figs. A spiced palate delivers dark fruits, burnt marshmallow, espresso, and oak char. It also finishes with a char note, along with bitter chocolate, raisins, and prunes. (60,000 bottles)