Doc.52 Blended Straight Whiskey, 56%

Price: $50 Issue: Winter 2018 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Not a hair out of place here. On the nose, there are cooked bananas and poached pears with a wave of spices—allspice, cinnamon, cloves, pepper, and mace—as well as iced tea, orange peel, and the distinct aromas of a tobacco barn. The chewy, oak-driven palate showcases blackberry jam, cooked cherries, peanut chews, Coca-Cola, ginger, allspice, dark chocolate, and sassafras. It all ends with robust oak and a silky, lengthy flavor of pecan-studded chocolate. 288 bottles