Jacob's Ghost White Whiskey, 40%

Price: $22.00 Issue: Spring 2013 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

This was barrel-aged for a year, then “brightened” to white clarity; just the slightest hint of amber remains. But the aging has taken away the shouty greenness of new make; the nose is clean, a light blend of corn and woodsy vanilla. Sweet flavors bubble on the tongue: coconut, circus peanuts, peanut butter fudge, vanilla, jellybeans. The finish lingers in corn and rye. There's more than meets the eye here, and it's priced for impulsive experimentation.