Kentucky Peerless Single Barrel Straight (Smoked Sassafrass, No. 160506102), 54.7%

Price: $124 Issue: Fall 2021 Reviewer: David Fleming

Candied orange slices, new leather, nutmeg, raspberry jam, dried earth, and a hint of barrel char on the nose. Grape jelly, orange Creamsicle, and citrus notes lead on the palate, followed by sweet cinnamon-raisin bread, cherry candy, chocolate notes of hot fudge sundae, lemon pepper, and spiced oak. Coffee and almond nuttiness on a creamy finish that also shows tangy citrus and subtle herbs. A complex, layered array of flavors.