Ranch Road Straight, 47%

Price: $38 Issue: Winter 2021 Reviewer: Ted Simmons

Fruity and sweet on the nose in the form of Twizzlers, dried cherries, bubble gum, and green apple candies. There are also aromas of sandalwood and vanilla cream. A creamy palate showcases juicy watermelon, cinnamon sugar, figs, breakfast cereal with dried strawberries, and chocolate fudge. Dried oak, baked apple, and a dessert-like richness on the finish. The profile here is sweet and specific but demonstrates an effective candied fruit quality.