John J. Bowman Single Barrel, 50%

Price: $50.00 Issue: Fall 2012 Reviewer: John Hansell

Triple distilled. (Twice in Kentucky, once in Virginia.) Gritty and gripping on the palate, showing dry, vibrant oak spice (particularly warming cinnamon and mouth-coating vanilla), but with candied fruit, toffee, pot still rum, and caramel-coated nuts to keep it interesting. Polished leather and tobacco on the finish. (A Julio's Liquors exclusive.)