Grand Traverse "Ole George," 46.5%

Price: $48.00 Issue: Fall 2010 Reviewer: John Hansell

Sweet (caramel, butterscotch), botanical, and liqueur-ish, with honeyed fruit and a peppering of spice throughout (cinnamon, pine needles, anise). Very clean too! But what impresses me most is its maturity for its age. It's pretty mellow for a two year old 100% straight rye whiskey. (Available only at the distillery.)