Wonderland Blend of Straight Whiskeys, 42%
Price: $44 ● Issue: Spring 2021 ● Reviewer: Ted Simmons
A blend of corn, wheat, and rye whiskeys, there is a grassy and herbal note on the nose with licorice, dill, caraway seed, and eucalyptus, as well as a piney lemon quality with cacao nibs and sea salt. The palate is silky and light with a spiced herbaceousness, chocolate chips, mint, and pine resin emerging with water. The finish is more of the same, with mint chocolate, bittersweet oak, and a lingering heat. Earthy and green at times, it recalls a pine forest with its sustained herbal and lemon quality. The lower proof and a light-bodied palate keeps it from scaling any higher.