Catskill Most Righteous Bourbon, 42.5%

Price: $30 Issue: Summer 2014 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Simple nose of corn, oak, cinnamon candy, and ash. Candy sweet, grainy, still simple, and a bit thin; increasingly hot at the end. Needs more breadth and depth, but there's nothing seriously flawed. I'd characterize this as a good flyweight boxer caught in a cruiserweight bout; nice footwork, solid performance, and dealing some good hits, but the bigger, older bourbons give it a palate-pounding. Price is per 375 ml.