The Pogues, 40%

Price: $40 Issue: Spring 2018 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Named for the greatest London-Irish band of the 1980s, this produces stewed apple, raisin, vanilla cream, peppercorn, grated nutmeg, and a dirty ol' mound of dunnage earth. A fiesta of apple, pineapple, grapefruit, bitter lemon, subdued honey, and caramel transition into stewed apples, rhubarb, lemon bonbons, and sweet vanilla. Lingering bitterness, like the band's split. It's a Big Apple Fairytale, but for the money, better streams of whiskey are available.