Blanton's Single Barrel Whiskey. It's not that easy to find; I had Bevmo order a bottle (love that place). K. loves his brown liquor and it's been one of his favorites (other than maybe Pappy Van Winkle) ever since he heard about it from a winemaker in Northern Italy at Lago di Garda over five years ago. It's his go-to after dinner drink at Babbo, but hard to find at most restaurants and stores. This might be K's favorite gift that I've ever gotten him. As for me, I think the bottle is really pretty. Since I'm no bourbon expert, here are the tasting notes from the website (sounds pretty good to me!):
Nose: A spicy aroma of Dried Citrus and Orange Peels with a hint of Caramel and Vanilla.
Palate Entry: Full and soft, marked by a mix of Burnt Sugar, Caramel, Orange, and Cloves.
Finish: Muted but well balanced with Vanilla, Honey, and Citrus