Chinook Limited Edition Signature Rye Whisky, 44.9%

Price: $17 Issue: Winter 2015 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

With its overt floral perfume notes and the scent of children's powdered candy, this whisky is difficult to enjoy. Its unctuous artificial flavors are equally unsuitable for cocktails, mixing, or sipping. Fruity, winey, lavender notes duke it out with baby cereal and artificial coconut. The saving graces? A late lovely bitterness, long gingery burn, and creamy body. But then jujubes, grape gum and artificial bananas kick in and it's over.