Sagamore Spirit Distiller's Select Manhattan Finish, 51.5%

Price: $70 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

The savory and spice qualities here are really captivating, as spicy Slim Jim converges with Christmas cake, mulled wine with spices, plum pudding, anise cookies, and quinine. The palate suggests sherry, with its heaps of dried fruits, brandied cherries, and star anise. Despite the decadent fruit, it's not too far afield for any whiskey lover, with drying tannins and added character from finishing in cherry brandy, vermouth, and bitters barrels.