Kirkland 7 year old Tennessee Straight Bourbon (Batch T-1796), 51.5%

Price: $30 Issue: Winter 2018 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Orange zest, cocoa powder, toasted marshmallow, spiced root beer, peanuts in the shell, and pure vanilla bean on the nose, along with the pleasant aroma of standing inside a dusty old barn. The body has heft and purpose, weaving together orange marmalade, corn cakes, root beer, horehound candy, gingerbread spices, and blueberry jam, with well-integrated oak throughout. Unlike other contenders, this hits the perfect proof. (Costco)