Thomas H. Handy Sazerac, 66.2%

Price: $70 Issue: Winter 2012 Reviewer: John Hansell

Full-throttle rye, bottled uncut and unfiltered. Bold spice notes (cinnamon, allspice, mint), lush fruit (ripe orchard fruit, golden raisin), orange liqueur, and subtle coconut, all on a bed of caramel and honeyed vanilla. Clean and uncluttered. This isn't a one-trick pony. It's the sweetness and fruit that accompany the rye spice that makes this whiskey so attractive.