Greenbar Slow Hand Six Woods, 42%
Price: $45 ● Issue: Summer 2016 ● Reviewer: Lew Bryson
100% malt whiskey, aged “to taste” in white oak vats (1,000-2,000 gallons!), on toasted cubes of hickory, maple, mulberry, red oak, and grape wood. Pleasantly fruity nose with a firm oak backboard. Malt is dominant on the tongue, a bit shallow, but the woods contribute a bubbling complexity. Unfortunately, things don't really come together in the finish, but the experiment's not a loss, given the interesting effects of the multiple woods. Worth a taste.