Sagamore Spirit Calvados Cask-Finished Rye, 50.6%

Price: $69 Issue: Summer 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Mature but lively character; it has dark fruit, black tea, mint oil, fennel seed, and licorice on the nose. The palate is brawny and robust—it practically eats water—and swells with mint, licorice, root beer, black pepper, baking spice, espresso, and grape Robitussin. The lengthy finish is peppery and rich, with oak, herbs, baking spice, tea leaves, and dark chocolate.