Sons of Liberty Pumpkin Spice, 40%

Price: $49 Issue: Winter 2014 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

The aroma is rich with pumpkin pie notes and a strong citrus component. There's eight tons of actual pumpkin in the year's run of this seasonal; impressive, and you can smell the roasted gourd. The whiskey's not sickly sweet as feared, but more like a homemade, sugarless pumpkin pie, almost savory. The flavor is solid, rich, and integrates well. For what it is, it's done well, and it's done boldly. I'd maybe back off the orange a bit.