Rod & Hammer's SLO Stills Straight Rye, 45%

Price: $39 Issue: Summer 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Lovely, perfumy, fragrant nose: orange and peach blossoms, tea rose, lilacs, apricot jam, and blueberry muffins. It remains floral and sweet on the palate, but with a solid oak backbone surrounded by red berries, orange sherbet, ginger, baking spice, and a fizzy zing that finishes sweet and light, sprinkled with pepper and drizzled with Hershey's chocolate syrup. (1,000 bottles)