Dad's Hat Pennsylvania White Rye, 50%

Price: $30 Issue: Summer 2012 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

There's the sweet reek of new make: barely ripe apricot and peach, green grain, a hint of spice. The spirit is surprisingly dry, with shots of grain, pepper, and some clean alcohol notes on the top, but a well-mannered 100 proof indeed, and easy to hold on the tongue. There's a dry twist of anise on the finish. An interesting — and promising — white whiskey. (Pennsylvania only.)