King of Kentucky 15 year old Straight Bourbon (2019 Release, Barrel 8), 65.5%

Price: $250 Issue: Fall 2019 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Walnuts in maple syrup, grape jelly, cooked cherries, peanuts in Coke, ginger syrup, iced tea, and varnish on the nose. Adding water first reveals sweeter notes, then fully opens up the tightly wound palate, unfurling bittersweet chocolate, pipe tobacco, cherry pie, blackberry preserves, roasted spices, and sweet nuttiness. The lengthy finish is nutty and rich, with generous spice, chocolate, oak, and cola. Collectibles