WhistlePig 6 year old PiggyBack Big Papi Single Barrel, 48.28%

Price: $50 Issue: Summer 2022 Reviewer: Ted Simmons

Finished in barrels containing toasted maple-wood baseball bats. The nose is sweet and candied, with bubble gum, Twizzlers, taffy, and cinnamon toast, plus some mint. Earthy, wood-driven spice emerges on the palate, which has more candied flavors and a velvety texture. The finish conveys more spice and has satisfactory length. There is candy store sweetness throughout, underscored by cinnamon and nutmeg, giving it increased dimension.