Tahwahkaro Cask Strength Straight (Barrel No. 18-0076), 64.3%
Price: $65 ● Issue: Fall 2021 ● Reviewer: David Fleming
Alluringly dark and fragrant, sending forth aromas of grape jelly, dried strawberries, and apricots. The rich palate is loaded with blackberry tart, cooked prunes, buttered popcorn, malt, and vanilla cake. More berries and luscious dark fruit on a finish that kicks in with rich chocolate and spiced oak, all tinged with char and aged barrel notes. This is Texas bourbon's answer to a top-flight jammy California cabernet.