McAfee'sBenchmarkOldNo. 8, 40%
Price: $12 ● Issue: Summer 2018 ● Reviewer: Fred Minnick
Freshly cut oak and chewing tobacco to start, followed by hints of green apple, wood chips, and a warm, wet sharpening stone. On the palate, the wood heightens and becomes extremely bitter. This whiskey's saving grace is that it's extremely palatable in cocktails.