Woodstone Creek 5 Grain Bourbon, 47%

Price: $100.00 Issue: Winter 2011 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

There's a medicinal, darkroom aroma right up front, and a dry graininess (with just a dusting of baker's chocolate) to the nose. It carries through in the mouth, with a faintly chemical astringency that takes away from the underlying corn sweetness. Very hot finish. Water helps bring more sweetness out a bit, but cuts some of the body out from under.