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Onyx Moonshine Reserve Secret Stash, 41.5%

Price: $35 Issue: Spring 2015 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Onyx (East Hartford, Conn.) ages their 'moonshine' in new charred oak barrels to make this expression. Nose is fresh-sawn oak and sugar cookies, with a bit of cinnamon spice. Tons of fresh oak in the mouth (I'd guess this is small-barrel whiskey) with a spicy sweetness, a hallmark of young craft whiskey, as is the quick finish. Still, no real flaws, and pleasant enough.