Michter's US*1 Small Batch Unblended American Whiskey, 41.7%

Price: $30 Issue: Winter 2003 Reviewer: John Hansell

Layers of sweetness: concentrated vanilla, marshmallow, taffy, white chocolate and caramel. Subtle, underlying fruit. Palate: Again the layers of sweetness, but not to the point of being cloying or unpleasant-underlying notes of oak and minty, resinous spices emerge mid-palate and cut through the sweetness to keep it from dominating too much. Sweet and spicy finish.