Michter's Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon (Batch 15H664), 45.7%

Price: $53 Issue: Winter 2015 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Smells like bourbon—corn, a bit of cinnamon, oak—but there's something else: a touch of doughy sweetness, a note of straight wood, a twist. Light and pleasant, with enough heat to keep it respectable (and likely alive in a cocktail); all the usual suspects are here, but without the heavier oak character. Afternoon bourbon.