Texas Spirit, 40%

Price: $15 Issue: Winter 2015 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

Maple syrup and gelatin capsules in a veterinarian's office. Texas Spirit is WB Liquors' (Costco) house brand and so, available in one size only: extra-large. A simple mixing whisky, it is sweet, floral, watery, and loaded with vanilla and caramel. Extra hot pepper throws it a bit out of balance, though it would likely go well with Coke. A young, unassuming whisky not to savor, but to session. Price is per 1.75 liter.