Stauning Curious, 43%

Price: $45 Issue: Spring 2021 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Part of Stauning's Research Series, this clear unaged spirit is made from a mashbill of 70% malted rye and 30% malted barley. Fragrant aromatic spices with ground ginger, fine pepper, woodsmoke, and lavender soap—as an olfactory experience, it has its limitations. Fruity and light with early smokiness, it has bold fruit flavors, spice, and clementine, fading to orchard fruits. Substitute in your mezcal cocktails and run wild.