Michter's US*1 Unblended American Whiskey (2013 Release), 41.7%

Price: $43 Issue: Spring 2014 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Off-market for two years. Nose of caramel, sugar wafers, and a touch of just-ripe nectarine. Sweet/smooth in the mouth, with sweet mint, rock candy, and gliding King syrup flavors slipping all over the tongue, while oak notes provide high spiciness. Finishes with a lingering light sweetness, like a dissolving sugar flake. With all the sweetness, though, it doesn't cloy. Nice, if not complex.