Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 2010, 43.3%

Price: $30 Issue: Summer 2018 Reviewer: Fred Minnick

The dance begins in the open barley fields, with a gust of wind catching grain's natural aromatic presence. Then cherry blossoms and roasted pine nuts tango for dominance, just before the core notes kick in: caramel chew, malt, cornbread, brown sugar, and chocolate, followed by hints of molasses, cardamom, and gingersnaps. As the finish lingers, it's clear that this is sippin' whiskey.