Templeton Barrel Strength Straight Rye (2018 Release), 57.2%

Price: $60 Issue: Spring 2019 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

Top notes of spearmint and green apple part to reveal deeper nuances of golden raisin, saddle leather, varnish, and pine resin that suggest some maturity. Bright apple meets blazing spice on the palate, reminiscent of applesauce cake or warm spiced cider. The finish really soars, adding layers of tropical fruit and toasted banana-nut bread and licorice.