CATOCTIN CREEK ROUNDSTONE RYE FINISHED IN A SINGLE HICKORY SYRUP BARREL, 200ML • $17 After spending just a year in charred new oak, this Roundstone Rye was given a Falling Bark Hickory Syrup Barrel for its first birthday. After only six months, it’s amazing how easy it is to drink this young cask release (56% abv). Also surprising is how much the Falling Bark Farm Hickory Syrup’s gentle smoke and subtle sweetness manages to emerge through the spicy power- house of a spirit. Its ghost clings to my glass long after it’s gone, too. A fine collaboration. This is a bottle to seek out. SMOKED HICKORY MANHATTAN 2 oz. Catoctin Creek Hickory Barrel Rye Syrup 1 oz. Carpano Antica Vermouth 2 dashes of bitters 1/2 oz. Falling Bark Farm Original Hickory Syrup Autumn Bonfire Cocktail Aromatics Combine ingredients in mixing glass with ice. Stir for 30 seconds and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Mist once with Autumn Bonfire Cocktail Aromatics and garnish with a bran- died cherry.