George Dickel Barrel Select, 43%

Price: $46 Issue: Spring 2012 Reviewer: John Hansell

The star of the portfolio. A true sipping whisky with elegance and grace. Perhaps the best Tennessee whisky on the market. Honey-soaked corn bread, rhum agricole, ripe nectarine, and glazed citrus. Hint of mint, green tea, and cinnamon. Very polished.