Little Book Chapter 3 “The Road Home,” 61.3%

Price: $125 Issue: Winter 2019 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

The chewy caramel aroma is bursting with all types of vanilla—frosted birthday cake, Nilla wafer, and pudding—along with honey-roasted peanuts and dark berry. On the palate, deep fruit and an explosion of spice flavors, including nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. For all its power, this whiskey remains impressively sippable, although it shows a more elegant side with some water added. A blend of 9 year old Knob Creek and Basil Hayden's, 11 year old Booker's, and 12 year old Baker's bourbons, bottled at barrel proof and unfiltered.