Lone Whisker 12 year old, 46.9%

Price: $150 Issue: Spring 2019 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

A sourced whiskey named for man's best friend, this well-aged bourbon is layered with sweet and spiced aromas and flavors. PayDay candy bars, red Twizzlers, honey, caramel chews, and gingerbread mingle with iced tea, pipe tobacco, and peanut shells on the nose. Flavors of bitter orange, cherry soda, grape jelly, and roasted pecans are balanced by rich oak, cinnamon, and iced tea, with gingerbread spices and bittersweet chocolate on the finish.