How would you do this?

While there are many ways to go about it, here is my dream bourbon:

- 6-10 years old

- rye-recipe

- char-influenced but retaining distillery (grain) character

- heavy body, soft on the palate with minimal burn

- bonded or 100 proof

- fruity overlay (dark fruit such as cherries or plums, maybe oranges too)

No whiskey available today quite meets these requirements. A cross between ETL and Stagg might do it, or between ETL and NDOG. A whiskey like McKenna SB comes close but it does not have a fruity taste such as one finds in many pre-1980 bourbons.

Gary