Spirit of Hven Hvenus Rye, 45.6%

Price: $78 Issue: Fall 2019 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Like licking caramel-drizzled mint chocolate chip ice cream; master distiller Henric Molin's high-rye mashbill delivers a great balance between rye spices and creamy sweetness. Quite soft, with mint and caramel at first; layers of toffee and cinnamon follow, then becoming mouth-drawing as the pepper and clove spices crest a peak of intensity, tapering to toffee and cinnamon, and a dry finish.