Virginia Distillery Co. Courage & Conviction Nancy Fraley Batch Bourbon Cask, 46%

Price: $85 Issue: Fall 2021 Reviewer: David Fleming

Lightly floral tropical aromas dance with notes of vanilla wafers, lemonade, jasmine tea, green banana, cut grass, and old library. A soft subtle palate offers lemon iced tea, caramel, dark chocolate, roasted peanuts, and toasted oak, with pain grillé and lightly sweet maltiness. Vanilla flan on the finish, with great texture and length—accompanied by grilled pineapple, blueberry, a hint of coffee, and rich integrated oak. Like a great single malt scotch.