Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. Four Grain, 50%

Price: $70 Issue: Summer 2017 Reviewer: John Hansell

This whiskey's mashbill includes both rye and wheat. (Most bourbons contain one or the other, and usually it's rye.) The sweet, inviting mellowness of the wheat is there; so is the spicy zing of the rye. Look for creamy caramel and soft vanilla peppered with fresh mint and warming cinnamon. Firm oak grip on the finish, with lingering spice. Dynamic and invigorating.