1792 225th Anniversary, 46.075%

Price: $36 Issue: Fall 2017 Reviewer: Fred Minnick

When spice meets fruit in whiskey, it's a beautiful thing. Here, chili pepper melds with banana and pear, then baking spices tumble into passion fruit. Next, it's cornbread, vanilla ice cream, hazelnut, and brown sugar. Finally, a touch of caramel appears toward the end, where a medium but lovely finish takes it home. This will make a fine table whiskey for easy sipping.