Old Elk Blended Straight Bourbon, 44%

Price: $50 Issue: Summer 2018 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

Initially restrained; as the nose opens up it reveals plum, red berry fruit, pine resin, and root-beer spices. The palate picks up a bit, slightly vinous in its red-fruit drive, herbal-cherry cough drop, and sweet vanilla, leading to a modest finish laced with licorice, cinnamon, and pine forest.