Whiskey Del Bac Winter Release 2017, 50%

Price: $60 Issue: Summer 2018 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

An intriguing nose of campfire smoke drapes the distinctive aroma of mesquite charcoal, dark toast with honey, and pretty floral notes. On the palate, the blast of initial sweetness gets swept up in burnt matchsticks, peppery heat, and wood tannins. A bit hot on the finish. This is a big, in-your-face, meaty whiskey that any barbecue brisket fan will relish.