Michter's US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Bourbon (2018 Release), 45.7%

Price: $60 Issue: Winter 2018 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

The nose on this is lovely and seductive, with a gingerbread cookie quality coupled with leather and baking spices. The palate is lively and warming with root beer spices, but its character is overshadowed by the intensity of the toasted barrel, and feels just a bit hollow beneath all that lavish oak.