Andalusia Whiskey Co. Stryker Smoked, 50%

Price: $55 Issue: Fall 2021 Reviewer: David Fleming

Thick and chewy, with dark untamed notes of prune, cooked blueberries, incense, sage, and saddle leather. There's a luscious sherried-like quality here, coupled with an appealingly rugged earthiness, both integrating with cedar, barbecue fire, smoked brisket, rich dark chocolate, and espresso, then sprinkled with paprika and cayenne pepper. This is a whiskey with deliciously wild abandon—beautiful smoke notes as well as succulent dark fruit, zingy orange, apple, chocolate, and spice.