Jacob's Pardon 8 year old Small Batch American Whiskey (Batch 01), 48.6%

Price: $90 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: David Fleming

This first release in a series combines 15 year old light whiskey and 8 year old Tennessee whiskey. Vanilla cake, honeyed almonds, and butterscotch on the nose balance against notes of antique shop, dried leaves, and undertones of herbs and barrel char. A creamy palate brings flavors of spiced chocolate, baked cherries, honeyed almonds, and oak. Crème brûlée on the finish, with baked croissant, buttered almonds, spiced oak tannins, and candied orange.