Stalk & Barrel Red Label Blend (tweaked), 43%

Price: $39 Issue: Spring 2017 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

The feedback loop is short when the guys who make the whisky also pour it for consumers. This “tweaked” version of Red Label blends home-distilled corn, rye, and single malt whiskies with a sourced base. Tweaking the proportions yields a brighter, bolder, and crisper whisky than the original, with soaring esters, fragrant flowers, succulent vanillas, and brisk spices.