Noble Oak Bourbon (prototype), 45%

Price: $35 Issue: Spring 2018 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

The caramel on the nose is a bit strange and chemical, but the palate offers promise with its pleasing spice, sweetness, orange peel, chocolate, and silky mouthfeel. There are lovely flavors, but the oak feels layered on rather than integrated.

This whisky has been matured using alternative aging technology.

Actual Time in Barrel: minimum 12 months;

Processing: Distilled in Indiana and aged in new charred oak barrels, then put through a finishing process using sherry-seasoned Spanish oak pieces.