Filibuster Dual Cask, 45%

Price: $42 Issue: Winter 2012 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

There's that 95% rye mashbill that tags this as an LDI-sourced rye…but it's been finished in French oak white wine barrels. Pepper, warm ripe red plum, sweet vanilla, and a slice of nougat make for a sweet and urgent nose. The rye blows up in the mouth, lots more peppery spice, some flashy mint, and a thin, honeyed sweetness that hints at the nougat. Finish is a bit clingy, but a nice young rye with an interesting difference. (sourced whiskey)