Ragtime Bottled in Bond Straight, 50%

Price: $49 Issue: Fall 2019 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

New York Distilling Co.'s first bonded whiskey, which also conforms to the voluntary Empire Rye standards. It's herbaceous and grain-driven on the nose, with licorice, dried mint, brown sugar, peanut oil, and buttered pecans. The dry palate is remarkably light, with flavors of black pepper, walnuts, licorice, mint, orange, and tart cherries. Oak, roasted nuts, and dark chocolate on the finish.