Corsair Oatrage American Whiskey, 50%

Price: $59 Issue: Winter 2019 Reviewer: David Fleming

The mashbill consists of 51% malted oats, 27% 6-row malted barley, and 22% coffee malt. The nose is malty, bitter, and nutty, offering fragrances of burnt coffee beans and mocha, with undernotes of blackberry compote. A bitter yet delicious palate brings more burnt coffee beans, chili pepper, smoked meat, toasty oatmeal, and dark chocolate. A lengthy finish reprises those notes, adding orange and strawberry when water is added. Dares to be different and succeeds magnificently—expressive and mouthwatering.