Michter's 10 year old Single Barrel Straight Rye (Barrel No. 19F965), 46.4%

Price: $160 Issue: Winter 2019 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Concord grape juice, leather armchair, cola syrup, iced tea, roasted pecans, and furniture polish on the nose. The palate is deeply fruity, with cooked cherries, blackberries, Concord grape jelly, Coca-Cola, dark chocolate, silky baking spice, and white pepper, with a lush and velvety texture. A complex finish of bitter chocolate, peanut shell, Dr. Pepper, and leathery oak rounds things out.