Ransom The Emerald 1865 American Whiskey (Batch #005), 43.8%

Price: $90 Issue: Winter 2019 Reviewer: David Fleming

Made by Oregon's Ransom Wine Co. & Distillery, Emerald is an American interpretation of a traditional Irish pot still whiskey. The nose offers charred oak, bitter orange, toasted grain, oatmeal, dried leaves, and cherry bitters. A spicy palate features notes of orange marmalade, milk chocolate, and red apples. Water unlocks flavors of candied melon, fresh oranges, and raspberries. The finish has charred oak, chocolate fudge, coffee, and roasted malt.