Penelope Four Grain Straight Bourbon (Batch 2), 40%

Price: $35 Issue: Summer 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Fresh, green, and earthy: bell pepper, jalapeño, unshucked corn, and lime leaf, as well as cacao nibs, cedar cigar box, and cinnamon. More peppers on the palate, this time dried and smoked, along with roasted pecans, chocolate, nuts, bitter oak, and a hint of tobacco. The finish is short and light; a little more proof would go a long way.