Kooper Family Rye Blend of Straight Rye Whiskeys, 45%

Price: $60 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Sweet citrus pervades throughout, starting with fresh orange and lime zest on the nose, as well as honey, cotton candy, coconut flakes, brown sugar, and a hint of bubble gum. Orange and lemon slices on the palate, along with a sprinkling of lime zest when water is added; toasted wood, cinnamon, and pops of fresh ginger add some excitement. The finish is short and a touch thin, retaining some gingery spice.