St. Augustine Florida Double Cask Bourbon, 46.9%
Price: $50 ● Issue: Winter 2016 ● Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth
Aged in a combination of 25-gallon and 53-gallon barrels, Florida's first bourbon since Prohibition is 16 to 28 months of age. The honor of being first comes with compromises—a youthful, spirited profile, with clear distillate lurking just beneath the heavy surface oak, dried fruit, and cocoa notes. Slightly hot, earthy, and leathery, with Robusta coffee and oak astringency on the finish.