Bainbridge Battle Point organic wheat whiskey, 43%

Price: $47.00 Issue: Summer 2011 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

A small-barrel aged whiskey. The nose is sweet and fairly simple: cotton candy, wintergreen, faint menthol, and some heat. It's hot in the mouth, too. The mint/wintergreen gives way to light caramel and sweet fudge; it's even a bit sticky. There's a need for more depth to balance the sweetness, and some more age to mellow the heat. More rough-edged than ‘big distiller' whiskey at this point.