John B. Stetson, 42%

Price: $27.00 Issue: Summer 2012 Reviewer: John Hansell

Easy-going and uncluttered, but also not very complex. Balanced, straightforward notes of caramel, vanilla, creamed corn, subtle fruit, soft mint, and delicate cinnamon. A versatile bourbon: you won't feel guilty using it in a cocktail, and it will do in a pinch to drink neat or with a splash of water.