Rock Town 5th Anniversary Arkansas Straight Bourbon, 50%

Price: $50 Issue: Fall 2015 Reviewer: Geoffrey Kleinman

Aged for 4 years and bottled in bond, this bourbon has a mash of Arkansas grown grains, including 73% corn, 9% wheat, and 18% barley. Dark amber in color, a robust nose spotlights cinnamon, oak, and black pepper. The palate is an enjoyable journey from sweet caramel corn to spicy cinnamon and oak. Cinnamon is the star in the mid-palate, where it's well supported by the underlying alcohol. A long and slightly dry finish caps off a craft whiskey done right.