Town Branch 7 year old Kentucky Single Malt, 43.5%

Price: $39 Issue: Fall 2019 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Town Branch was founded by an Irishman, Pearse Lyons, and you'd be forgiven for thinking this 100% malted barley whiskey hails from the Emerald Isle. Citrus, confectionary, and floral notes on the nose, with almond, pistachio, and some forest floor and dried leaves. In the mouth, a lively texture undergirds brown butter, mixed nuts, lemon zest, and a hint of ginger. It finishes nutty and warm, with a touch of cigar wrapper and leathery oak.