New York Honey Whiskey, 40%

Price: $45 Issue: Spring 2014 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Finger Lakes Distilling rye whiskey infused with Catskill Mountains honey. The nose is grassy, oily rye whiskey, and the honey's there mostly as a rounder, richer character enhancer. It's much more present in the mouth, merging very nicely indeed with the rye. There's authentic, delicious honey flavor here, and it's balanced beautifully as the rye keeps it from being sticky or oversweet. An excellent and interesting flavored whiskey; up there with the best examples of the category.