Tommyrotter Napa Valley Heritage Cask Bourbon, 47.5%

Price: $70 Issue: Fall 2018 Reviewer: David Fleming

A bowl of sweet, fresh cherries greets you on the nose, the result of the Napa cabernet cask-finishing, and it melds well with notes of lemon zest, chocolate, and a hint of smoky charcoal. The palate delivers more cherry as well as strawberries, which combine with marshmallow and whipped cream, and the finish has plenty of length. It's a bouquet of chocolate and berries, with impressive subtlety and complexity.