Oak & Eden Round Prairie Jamestown Revival Riff, 57.5%

Price: $80 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Don't shy away from tasting this at proof, at least at first; it's a gentle giant, whose savory character is well-served by the high alcohol. Cooked cherries, blackberry jam, iced tea, tobacco barn, and dark chocolate on the nose. It's chewy and char-forward on the palate, showcasing dark-roast coffee, cooked cherries and blackberries, polished oak, dark chocolate, black pepper, dried chile, and a well-woven char note. Savory and lengthy to finish, with coffee, baking chocolate, and persistent white pepper.