Hillrock Estate Solera Aged Bourbon (Barrel No. 146), 46.3%
Price: $85 ● Issue: Winter 2019 ● Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth
Sweet notes of vanilla, hazelnut, and chocolate meet fragrant leathery oak on the nose, along with chocolate mint and French burnt peanuts candy. On the palate, this bourbon achieves a nice balance of stone fruit sweetness, lively spice, fresh spearmint, and drying oak that strikes a sandalwood note. A splash of water makes it sing.