Spirit Works Bottled in Bond Straight Rye, 50%

Price: $60 Issue: Spring 2019 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Rye at its prettiest and most delicate: bouquets of flowers, with boxed pistachio pudding, Apple Jacks, honey cough drops, licorice, and anise on the nose. Though it shows plenty of barrel influence, the palate is more spirit-driven and provocative, with peonies, lilacs, rose petals, pistachios, and nougat, lengthened by cocoa powder on the finish.