Type: Tennessee Whiskey
Score: 93 points
This 2018 release is a travel retail exclusive, but Master Distiller Jeff Arnett is dropping hints that it won’t stay that way forever because of the demand from bartenders for higher-proof whiskies that won’t get diluted in cocktails.
The nose has notes of cinnamon candy, orange marmalade, honey, cooked banana, and a hint of vanilla. The taste is spicy and intense with cinnamon, black pepper, and orange marmalade along with hints of brown sugar and molasses that come out as the spices fade. Adding water brings out a nice touch of dried fruits. The finish is very long and spicy. Excellent! (August, 2o18)