Davidson Reserve Four Grain Tennessee Straight Whiskey (Batch 1), 50%

Price: $45 Issue: Summer 2018 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

This whiskey shows some green-spirit youth, but it's headed in a good direction, with sassafras, toasted nuts, leather, forest aromas, and a touch of furniture polish. It's much bigger on the palate, as burnt peanut candies meet baking spices, and treacle. The wood jumps out a bit and the fiery youth is undeniable, but plenty to like. (2,580 bottles)