Remus Repeal Reserve Straight Bourbon (Series IV), 50%

Price: $85 Issue: Fall 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

The nose is fruity and deep, with cherry cough drop, grape candy, strawberry jam, buttered pecans, iced tea, dusty baking spice, and a hint of tobacco barn; water brings out fresher fruit, plus toasted grain and brown sugar. Mouth-filling and chewy, the palate has dimension and more berries and cherries, sweet with syrup; water focuses the profile on nuts and chocolate. The finish has peppery oak, chocolate-covered coffee bean, and nuts, with quickly fading dark fruit.