Sonoma Distilling Co. Cherrywood Smoked, 47.8%

Price: $50 Issue: Spring 2022 Reviewer: David Fleming

Very fresh and fragrant, with scents of lime grove, fresh dill, and a whiff of new oak, plus citrus and black pepper. It's a hot one, but water quells it and brings out flavors of black coffee and chocolate, spiced with chile pepper and coriander powder. A young taste profile and a finish without much length, but offering more tasty notes of spiced chocolate, cinnamon, and coffee on the finish. (3,000 bottles)