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Thomas H. Handy Rye, 64.6%

Price: $80 Issue: Winter 2014 Reviewer: John Hansell

Distilled in 2008, this is the youngest whiskey in the group. A vast departure from last year's release — which was delicious — particularly on the palate. This year's is thinner and less complex, with unintegrated spice, botanical, and vegetal notes dominating. Yes, there's some honey, vanilla, bright fruit, and a hint of toffee, but it doesn't help. Easily the weakest whiskey in this year's Antique Collection, and a bit of a disappointment.