Tom's Town Double Oaked Bourbon, 45%

Price: $40 Issue: Fall 2019 Reviewer: David Fleming

A nose of dark fruit, figs, sassafras, powdered orange candy, and brown sugar leads to a palate that's lightly nimble, with vanilla, iced tea, lemon, cracked pepper, and textured oak. Water brings out sweeter notes, with orange and strawberry balanced against herbal flavors and eucalyptus. The finish is sweet and a bit light, tasting of sliced orange, vanilla syrup, toasted oak, and roasted herbs. A balanced, light, and somewhat non-traditional bourbon.