Marko K. Spirits Doubled & Twisted, 49.5%

Price: $60.00 Issue: Fall 2011 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Distilled from “bottle-ready IPA.” Sure is; the hops leap out of the glass, piney and pithy, a real west coast beer and whiskey experience in a glass. Quite a fat mouthfeel for 99 proof, a big oily thing that rolls around the tongue, making itself at home with flaring hop flavor — not really bitter — and an underlying sweetness. Bittering kicks in on the finish. An astonishing experience that really grows on you…but ultimately there's a lack of depth. Price is per 1 liter.