Pendleton Original, 40%

Price: $18 Issue: Winter 2019 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

A butterscotch nose with hints of sweet corn and mild vanilla. On the palate, creamy sweet, lush, and velvety with campfire hints of burnt marshmallows and kitchen flavors of butter pecan cookies, fudge, and icing sugar. Not overly complex, it feels good on the palate with its slowly developing warm peppery spices. Lavishly creamy, soft, and warming with contrasting suggestions of citrus fruits, but without becoming too challenging.