Century Reserve 21, 40%

Price: $40.00 Issue: Summer 2013 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

Taken slow and easy, this 100% corn whisky tells a story, one you have to suss out gradually. It's big and flavorful with hints of sweet corn, cow barn, and spices, followed by peppermint, lime peel, lilacs, and oak. Then it turns fresh, creamy, and alive with invigorating pepper and just a smidgen of sweetness, blending lemon drops, vanilla, and barley sugar until the story resolves satisfyingly on your palate. (Canada only) C$40