85

Score

Pennington Distilling Co. Davidson Reserve Rye, 50%

Price: $60 Issue: Fall 2018 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Though it takes some easing into, this whiskey shows pretty clove and vanilla notes on the nose, along with some Elmer's glue and grape Kool-Aid. The palate is where the rye grain starts to shine, with spice, peaches, plums, and milk and white chocolate, and cooked cherries on the finish. Water is a must to cut through the youthful heat.