Bendt No. 5 American Blended Whiskey, 41.5%

Price: $25 Issue: Spring 2020 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

Primary grain flavors of Cheerios and spirit notes of rubber tire suggest some youth here. The palate is very sweet, surprisingly sweet in fact, with cloying malt extract, honey, pear nectar, and a bit of lemon oil. There are some redeeming flavors, but this generally feels disjointed.