Michter's 10 year old Single Barrel Rye 2018 (Barrel #18E560), 46.4%

Price: $160 Issue: Winter 2018 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

This smells of rich toffee and caramel draped over leathery oak, and warm apples, with a touch of paraffin that evokes age. The body is quite generous—full and creamy—as flavors of maple candy and chocolate-covered cherry are nicely punctuated with red-pepper spice. Dense fudge-like flavors and lively citrus oils lead to a finish of black pepper and baking spices.