Red Stag Spiced with Cinnamon, 40%

Price: $18.00 Issue: Spring 2012 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Given the Beam house character of cinnamon, I thought this was redundant till I got a whiff of the sweet cinnamon coming off this, like a tea made from Red Hots candies. The drink itself is thickly sweet, and more of the hot cinnamon candy overwhelms anything else; the bourbon is largely lost here. If anything, the finish is even more heavy-handed.