Catoctin Creek Mosby's Spirit, 40%

Price: $39.00 Issue: Fall 2011 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Made from 100% rye, and USDA certified organic. Very hot for 40%; herbal nose, very green with rye. Much smoother on the palate, and very quick. There's a fast shot of rye mint up front, some grassiness, and a sharp flick of heat…and then it vanishes, leaving only a fading flinty-sweet afternote. Clean, but not a lot of substance.