Sons of Liberty Uprising, 40%

Price: $28 Issue: Summer 2014 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Malt whiskey with a mashbill similar to a craft-brewed stout—think dark roasted malts—and then aged in new charred oak with an addition of toasted French oak. The nose is sweet young malt touched with chocolate. There's an additional hit of cocoa at first taste, then heat, oak, vanilla, and more sweet malt, followed by a finish that's increasingly chocolatey and dry. Young, and could use more complexity and maturing, but full of good flavors. Price is per 375 ml.