Spirits of the Apocalypse The Walking Dead Kentucky Straight Bourbon (Batch #01), 47%

Price: $35 Issue: Winter 2019 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

When the zombies come calling, fortify yourself with this bourbon that ties in with the popular AMC show. Vanilla, lemon curd, and vinous fruit—overripe raspberries, boysenberry syrup—on the nose, along with candied rose petal and violet pastilles. The promise of sweetness is borne out by the palate, which is floral and fruity, with orange marmalade, Juicy Fruit gum, ginger-lemon cake, rosewater, nuts, and dry oak. The finish has orange marmalade, ginger, cinnamon, and chocolate.