Thomas H. Handy Rye (2016 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection), 63.1%

Price: $90 Issue: Winter 2016 Reviewer: John Hansell

Distilled in 2010, this is always the youngest whiskey in the Collection, and is younger than last year's release. I feel this is a slight liability, as it comes across a bit green and harsh for a Handy. Bold and spicy, with mint, clove, and cinnamon leading the way. Fig, caramel, and candied fruit round out the palate, but its youthfulness supersedes on the finish. One of the weaker offerings of Handy.