Coppersea Green Malt Rye, 45%

Price: $60 Issue: Summer 2014 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Made with green malt: not kilned, taken just as it's ready from malting to be fermented and distilled, timing that accounts for some of the price and limited availability of this unique spirit. Smells like a shed full of drying herbs and flowers; vegetal souls transmigrated to the bottle. Herbal, European, restrained barrel character, headily vaporous in the mouth. An invigorating elixir I'd like to keep handy in a small flask; a little goes a long way. Fascinatingly different. Price is per 375 ml.