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.