Kooper Family Whiskey Sweetheart of the Rodeo Straight, 45%

Price: $44 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

A sweet and fragrant nose, with orange blossom, confectioners' sugar, coconut, vanilla, almond nougat, and a hint of tart green papaya. Sweetness is borne out by the palate's milk chocolate and nougat, studded with orange peel, as well as vanilla pudding, brown sugar, raw pecans, and a hint of white pepper. More milk chocolate and vanilla on the short finish. Some winning qualities, though overall this whiskey feels a bit rushed.