Red Stag Honey Tea, 40%

Price: $18.00 Issue: Spring 2012 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

The first thing out of the glass is bourbon — 80 proof bottlings will do that — followed by a secondary note of strong-brewed tea with a dollop of honey. It's quite sweet, and hot, and the tea largely disappears except as a frill around the edges. This is more a honey drink than a tea drink, and there are better honey drinks out there.