Kings County Barrel Strength (Batch 14), 64%

Price: $99 Issue: Fall 2021 Reviewer: David Fleming

Powerful from the onset, with pronounced rich oak, woodsmoke, charred marshmallow, caramel, dried leaves, and bitter chocolate. Big and brawny on the palate as well, offering cooked prunes and a profusion of other dark fruit notes, milk chocolate, espresso, and balanced oak influence. Dark berries and chocolate-fudge syrup mark the finish. A big, assertive whiskey that definitely needs water, but is solidly built and has plenty of character.