Very Old Barton Bottled in Bond, 50%

Price: $15 Issue: Summer 2016 Reviewer: Fred Minnick

Somewhat forgotten, this table bourbon is ripe with fired-corn salsa, citrus zest, and a hint of butterscotch. It could use another year or two in the barrel, but the grains, caramel, and fruit (with a hint of spice) are delicious on their own. Want a house bourbon for cocktails? This is a fine pick.