Puncher's Chance Kentucky Straight, 45%

Price: $35 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

Bright and citrusy, this is a big handful of orange gumdrops, mandarin slices in syrup, and curaçao, laced with lemon oil and baking spice. On the palate, there is more fruit—grapefruit and melon—that comes wrapped in soft spices with the alluring flavors of root beer barrels and sassafras leaf. A medium-bodied whiskey that strikes a fine balance.