Deerhammer American Single Malt, 46%

Price: $54 Issue: Winter 2018 Reviewer: David Fleming

This porter-style, 100% malted barley single malt has a nose of dark chocolate and coffee beans that's also slightly herbal, with a note of wood and a subtle, pleasant sweetness. Toasted oak leads on the palate, with sugared espresso, cinnamon, dried flowers, and an ashy back note. More coffee, chocolate, and coconut punctuate the finish. Aged at least 2 years, this whiskey is surprisingly complex considering its relative youth, and is quite unique.