John David Albert's Taos Lightning Rye, 45%

Price: $60 Issue: Spring 2013 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Like the other Taos Lightning Rye, there's an MGP provenance that's topped with local aging; it is stated to be a 5 year old whiskey. There's the signature brittle-dry mint of this mashbill, some hot oak and shortbread. The mouth is quick, spicy, and hot, but not over-balanced in any direction. Good, but not setting off the shock and awe.