Boondocks 11 year old Cask Strength American Whiskey, 63.5%

Price: $60 Issue: Fall 2016 Reviewer: Fred Minnick

There's promise here, with peach, dried apricot, baking spice, and vanilla delighting the olfactory, and a slight hint of coffee just in case you needed it. But the intense heat shows itself and grain covers subtle sweetness and spice. The best high-proof whiskeys are actually quite smooth; this needs water to find its sweet spot. Sourced whiskey.