Pursuit United Blended Straight, 54%

Price: $65 Issue: Winter 2021 Reviewer: Ted Simmons

Comprised of rye and wheated bourbons from Kentucky, Tennessee, and New York. Strawberry jam, wood varnish, buttered pecan, graham crackers, and lemon icing on the nose. Wood spice and a creamy texture anchor the palate, with notes of bitter chocolate, black pepper, cinnamon stick, and sweet wheat. The finish is mouth-coating with baking spice, balanced earth, and big dense flavors. The wood is pronounced here, but complexity shines through.