Johnnie Blonde, 40%

Price: $25 Issue: Fall 2021 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Designed to mix with lemonade, ice, and a wedge of orange rather than as a slow sipper, the nose has vanilla ice cream, wood shavings, crusty bread, demerara sugar, cookie dough, baking spice, and a faint hint of hot chocolate. The first sip seems thin and wheaty, with a burst of vanilla, lemon, butterscotch, ice cream cone, peppercorn, and a little nuttiness; it takes a while to reach its peak. (Houston, Texas exclusive)