Backbone Prime Blended (Batch 4), 52%

Price: $35 Issue: Summer 2017 Reviewer: Fred Minnick

Think southern kitchen: cornbread, sorghum, and brown sugar. Then it blossoms into a more traditional spice-forward American whiskey, with caramel, vanilla, baking spices, black pepper, habañero, and jalapeño honey. Toward the end, subtle herbs appear just before a long and spicy finish.