Mosswood Barrel Aged American Whiskey 9 year old, 46%

Price: $50 Issue: Spring 2017 Reviewer: Fred Minnick

Finished in barrels that once held nocino, a walnut liqueur. This whiskey immediately offers chocolate, oak, leather, vanilla, roasted pecans, and smoke-fired marshmallow. Then port, oatmeal stout, cherry cola, nutmeg, applesauce, roasted nuts, and caramel. The final notes are soft, but an extremely short finish erodes the palate's promise.